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Accessible Websites and Web Content

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An organization’s website is often a primary way it shares information. That’s why it’s important that your website and web content be accessible.

Your organization must conform with the international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, as outlined in the standard. The WCAG 2.0 guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. These guidelines were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

WCAG 2.0 has different levels of compliance that determine how accessible a site is. So, what makes a website more accessible?

Any information that may be found on a web page or web application, including text, images, forms and sounds.
An international standard for making websites and web content accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. Was developed by a team of experts from around the world. The first version, WCAG 1.0, was released in 1999. WCAG 2.0 was released in 2008.