On July 11, 2013, the U.S. Access Board and the ADA National Network will host a free webinar providing a “walk thru” of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), also known as WCAG 2.0. The WCAG are published and maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and are the internationally recognized standards for web accessibility.
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to issue proposed regulations under Titles II and III of the ADA concerning web content requirements for websites to be accessible to disabled users. WCAG 2.0 Level AA has been proposed as the standard for the DOJ to adopt in pending Title II and Title III regulations. WCAG is a somewhat intimidating document and can be confusing for a first time reader. Thus, this webinar can be a highly valuable resource for state and local governments covered by Title II of the ADA and private entities covered by Title III of the ADA to become familiar with this cutting edge accessibility issue.