Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a global collaboration on technical standards to make the web more accessible to all individuals, everywhere.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has laid out everything about WCAG standards that a website needs to adhere to in order to be accessible.
This global standards organization put together the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG because they know the power of equal access to online content is made available to everyone.
WCAG is centered around four main accessibility principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust that are then further divided into 12 specific guidelines.
Following WCAG guidelines help make content more accessible to people experiencing blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, as well as for those with cognitive impairment and learning disabilities.
It’s important for FIU to stay current with accessibility laws and practices.
Compliance allows our student, faculty, and staff stakeholders to fully experience our amazing content, drawing in larger, and more diverse participants.
Outlined here are the four main components of the WCAG 2.0 checklist, making it easy to quickly recognize what accessibility changes need to be made.