On June 5th, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced a major update to its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the world’s most widely accepted technical standard for digital accessibility. The new version, WCAG 2.1, expands the guidance provided in the previous iteration, WCAG 2.0, to include more coverage of mobile accessibility and provisions for people with low vision and cognitive and learning disabilities. With these updates, WCAG 2.1 helps organizations to improve inclusion and better serve a wider audience.
In this session you will learn:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: A brief history of the W3C, WCAG and how people with disabilities use the web
- WCAG 2.1: Discovering what’s new and how to use the new success criteria when testing for accessibility
- Standards and Regulations: Understanding how the new guidelines affect an organizations obligations under accessibility laws
- Testing Methodologies: Learn about different types of testing methodologies to ensure conformance
Eduardo Meza-Etienne, Director of Compliance at eSSENTIAL Accessibility
Eduardo, a brain injury survivor, has been involved in the accessibility and disabilities field for 20 years working for numerous government agencies and small contractors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. Eduardo holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ.
Kara Zirkle, Manager, Compliance and Training at eSSENTIAL Accessibility
Kara Zirkle has over 18 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and education/outreach. She is an advocate and educator with regard to providing technical support, awareness and guidance on assistive technologies as well as the laws around overall accessibility and those that protect individuals with disabilities.