Shawn Henry: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Update

Posted in Web Technologies, Development, Companies, Conferences on May 01, 2012



Shawn Lawton Henry stopped by in 2007 to give us an update on the standards produced by W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative at Yahoo's European headquarters in London.

Where the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 are very precise and contain a number of technical requirements that might be outdated, WCAG 2.0 takes a much more user-oriented approach. In her presentation, Shawn looks at the changes to WCAG as well as some of the other Accessibility standards produced by the W3C. Most of all she asks "how can I build more accessible sites?" so we can make the web a more friendly place.

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