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Accessibility Heuristics

Jens O. Meiert, October 7, 2008 (↻ August 16, 2013).

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Just having updated my German article on accessibility heuristics it looked useful to share the guidelines over here as well, albeit in a short form. It’s basically a grab for respective documentation by W3C and IBM. It comes without comments, however; W3C guidelines are sometimes not as precise as they should, or could be.

W3C

WCAG 1.0 Quick Tips

The classic “quick tips” derived from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0:

(…and we certainly appreciate mentioning of QA.)

WCAG 2.0 Quick Tips

With WCAG 2.0 come new and indeed improved tips:

IBM

IBM once shared an own set of accessibility recommendations and heuristics that is now, along with more detailed information, offered by the ACM:

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Enjoy the most popular posts, eventually including:

Comments

  1. On October 8, 2008, 6:27 CEST, Joe Clark said:

    Use links that make sense in their context, not out of context.

  2. On October 8, 2008, 8:55 CEST, Jens O. Meiert said:

    Valid distinction. I simply quoted the guidelines, otherwise I guess these rules would look a little bit different (especially the W3C tips).

  3. On October 22, 2008, 11:24 CEST, Richard Morton said:

    As WCAG 2.0 is still at the candidate recommendation stage, I must admit that my knowledge of it is lacking so it is definitely useful to see it summarised here. One thing I have found useful to help me remember the overall concept is POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust), which I think is a really good way of explaining accessibility in a non-technical way.

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