Only months until your website needs to be accessible!
For public sector bodies in EU, all new websites should be accessible since 23 September last year. September 23 this year, the requirements also apply to older websites. In addition, the Web Accessibility Directive covers to documents, extranets and intranets. Only apps have a little more time to become accessible, they don’t have to meet the requirements until June 23, 2021.
This means that you only have a short period of time to fix almost everything. Do you even know where to start?
In order to fulfil the requirements of the directive, you need to know how accessible your interfaces are, as it must be declared in an accessibility statement. If you don't already know the status, you need to do some sort of audit or test. In addition, you must have a process for managing user feedback and distributing alternative formats.
We are happy to help you with all of that, but every month until September 23, we will also provide you with a useful and practical tip - for free. Instead of being stressed about how little time is left, you can focus on stepwise building your knowledge. Or share it with others!
The Web Accessibility Directive is very cleverly put together with three pillars, or perspectives, to ensure that the regulations make a real difference.
What can you as a developer do to help a screen reader user? This month, Funka's Christer Janzon gives tips to developers who want to do the right thing before 23 September.
Links are important to everyone, as they can lead us right or wrong. For some users, it is especially important that links are clear, but everyone appreciates understanding where a link leads.
Video is a fantastic way to communicate. But it needs captions to be accessible to everyone. We tell you how this is easily done.
Animations can convey a feeling in a completely different way than a static image or text. But what should you think about when it comes to accessibility? We share some of our pro tips.
Headings are just as important in documents as they are on the Web. We are not talking about click-friendly newspaper headlines, but headings that divide text into different sections. Headings help us to sim the text and for sighted readers, the headings give a quick overview of how relevant the content is.