Web Content Accessibility GuidelinesOn June 5, 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released an update of its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, a globally recognized, technology-neutral accessibility standard for web content.
WCAG 2.1 builds upon guidance developed by W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative by expanding coverage of mobile device accessibility and enhancing access for people with low vision and who have cognitive or learning disabilities.
All web and PDF functionality must be usable with the keyboard. That is, users can access links, buttons, forms, and other controls using the tab key and other keystrokes. Websites should not require a mouse.
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When developing online content we must consider:
- Learning differences
- Time restrictions
- Computer security
- Available software applications
- Mobile devices
- Assistive technologies