Coco Design is committed to providing your organization a digital web presence that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We can architect, design, develop, maintain, test, and even educate your organization to assist with WCAG 2.x accessibility guideline conformance. The Coco team targets ADA web accessibility requirements and internationally accepted World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and guidelines.
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Digital Document Accessibility Consulting & Training
Even though your website may be accessible, your online digital docs may not be accessible to people who are visually impaired. Imagine the brochures, support documents, manuals, forms, white papers and/or legal documents you may provide on your website as PDFs. Accessible documents enable people to read and navigate documents using a screen reader or other assistive technologies. Coco can help train your staff on how to create and maintain accessible online documents.
Your website's visitors represent a spectrum of ability There are many reasons why people may be experiencing varying degrees of visual, auditory, cognitive, physical, and/or speech issues. Some people may have impairments from birth, an illness, a disease, an accident, or they may simply develop age-related impairments.
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium is the main international standards organization for the internet. W3C website
WAI - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) launched the Web Accessibility Initiative in an effort to improve the accessibility of the web for people with disabilities. W3C WAI website
WCAG - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C WCAG website
ATAG - Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines are a set of guidelines for developers of any kind of authoring tool for web content: HTML editors, content management systems, learning management systems, social media, etc. The goal is for developers to create tools that are: are accessible to authors regardless of disability; generate accessible content by default; support and encourage authors to create accessible content. W3C ATAG website
A11Y - is short for the word “accessibility”. It represents the first letter, the last letter, and 11 letters in between. A11Y is a numeronym where numbers are used in place of letters to shorten the term. W3C is a numeronym for “World Wide Web Consortium”. A11Y is also used as a more convenient hashtag #a11y than #accessibility.
Assistive technologies improve online access for people with disabilities. However, smooth operation of these technologies can be impeded by poorly planned web and/or digital document layout/design.
Primary assistive technologies used to interact with digital content: Screen Readers are used to help the visually impaired easily access electronic information. These software programs run on a computer in order to convey the displayed information through voice (text-to-speech) or braille (refreshable braille displays) in combination with magnification for low vision users in some cases. There are a variety of platforms and applications available including: