WCAG 2.1 AA International
W3C Web Content Accessibility (WCAG) Guidelines 2.1
The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has established WCAG 2.1 guidelines that explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. These guidelines are intended for all web content developers (page authors and site designers) and for developers of authoring tools. They form the basis of the accessibility standards applied by many governments and organizations around the world and are accepted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
PDF/UA Standard International
by the International Organization for Standardization
The ISO established their guidelines for accessible PDF technology known as PDF/UA (universal accessibility) in 2012, with the most recent update being made in 2014. PDF/UA ensures that people with disabilities using assistive technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, joysticks and other technologies can access and use the information provided in web-based documents. Read more about PDF/UA here.
The United States, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
In the United States, Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, Federal employees with disabilities have access to information and data that is comparable to the access by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.
Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have access to the use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.
AODA Ontario, Canada
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005)
The Province of Ontario has released the final version of the Integrated Standard for Information and Communications, Transportation and Employment Standard under a review period to ensure that the legislation removes as many barriers to people with disabilities as possible. The final standard was filed on June 3rd, 2005.
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