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  • 1. Web Accessibility TRENDS FOR 2013 January 24, 20131/25/2013 1 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility
  • 2. The Accessibility Experts TMKathleen WahlbinEmail: KathyW@ia11y.comPhone: 978-443-0798http://www.interactiveaccessibility.com1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 2
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  • 4. Section 508 Refresh• Next draft is coming… maybe March 2013 – NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) – 90 day comment period – Published no sooner than Dec 20131/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 4
  • 5. ADA• DoJ looking into ADA and accessibility guidelines to follow for websites and applications – Both public sector and private organizations continue to be sued for inaccessibility under the ADA – Look at the WCAG 2.0 A and AA requirements1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 5
  • 6. AODA• Government of Ontario all websites are required to comply by January 1, 2016• Other organizations must conform to WCAG A for new sites by January 1, 2014 and all sites to WCAG AA by January 1, 20211/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 6
  • 7. European Union• No binding regulations at this time• Mandate M 376 directs CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to develop a unified set of requirements for public procurement of accessible ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)• February 28, 2014 goal• Currently in its 3rd Draft1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 7
  • 8. HTML5• Development of specification – Main is now an element in HTML 5.1• Browser support will get better• AT support will improve1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 8
  • 9. ARIA• Better support across all assistive technology – WindowEyes now has better support – JAWS pretty good support – ZoomText is planning on some enhancements1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 9
  • 10. Mobile!!! • Everything is moving to mobile – Responsive designs for websites – More applications • New tablets and phones – Windows, iOS, Android…1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 10
  • 11. New Interaction Models• Not just the keyboard and mouse• Now we have touch screens – Changes how we interact with sites – Designs are changing• New ways to interact on mobile • SIRI • Scroll the screen by tilting1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 11
  • 12. Browser Enhancements• Better accessibility features are coming – Mobile Firefox has built in keyboard shortcuts for headings and more1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 12
  • 13. More Accessible Applications and Sites• Corporations are getting on board – Many have policies in place – Staff is being trained – Now seen as a necessity to compete• Focus is also on compatibility with AT not just meeting the guidelines1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 13
  • 14. Changes are happening outside of the digital world1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 14
  • 15. What trends to do you see for 2013?1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 15
  • 16. Questions? 1/25/2013 © 2013 Interactive Accessibility 16
  • 17. Are you accessible?Thank you!

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