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W3C Issues Updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

W3C Issues Updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 June 5, 2018 W3C Issues Updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 “The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today announced an updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, expanding existing coverage of mobile accessibility, and adds more provisions in the areas of low vision, and cognitive and learning disabilities. W3C Issues Improved Accessibility Guidance for Websites and Applications Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 expands provisions for mobile, low vision, and cognitive and learning disabilities; international uptake in progress https://www.w3.org/ — 05 June 2018 — Today W3C announces a significant update to W3C’s internationally-recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which addresses accessibility of web content, websites and web applications on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 expands upon guidance developed by W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) over the years, and is used widely around the world to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. “Developed through W3C’s consensus process and WAI’s strong multi-stakeholder engagement, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 helps Web designers and developers better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) addressed new requirements towards a goal of coordinated international uptake and standards harmonization.” — Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO Enables Website Developers to Reach a Broader Audience WCAG 2.1 expands existing coverage of mobile accessibility, and adds more provisions in the areas of low vision, and cognitive and learning disabilities. “WCAG 2.1 improves support for interactions using touch, including guidance for complex gestures and for avoiding unintended activation of a touch interface. For low vision, WCAG 2.1 extends... read more

FOPL Discount: U of T iSchool Symposium: Cybersecurity: Libraries ARE a Target!

Cybersecurity: Libraries ARE a Target! FOPL Members Receive a 20% Discount on registration. U of T iSchool Symposium July 19-20, 2018 https://www.doitourselvesfuture.com/ What do you need to have in place to have a secure library?  What do your libraries need to recommend to their clients so they are safer online?  No matter what type of library, public institution, museum or community organization you are with, you need to be prepared and knowledgeable about cybersecurity.  Join our experienced, knowledgeable practitioners and leaders in cybersecurity to up your game in your organization. Scary things are happening in our library technology spaces! Ransomeware, DDOS, viruses and securing your enterprise and personal privacy and safety are hot topics today. Whether you’re working in the academic or public library sector this is the workshop for you.  If you’re training end users on how to surf smart, then you’ll learn a lot. If these issues challenge your management team, or you unsure if your knowledge is current on cybersecurity, then this is the symposium for you to explore new ways to develop your organizations’ threat avoidance and response strategies for the coming years. More details including speakers and schedule are on the website, https://www.doitourselvesfuture.com/. Please register and join us or send someone from your system to this event!... read more