U.S. Access Board Launches New Site for Testing the Accessibility of Websites and Web Pages
August 25, 2021
The U.S. Access Board has released a document that can be used by private and government entities for testing web content for accessibility. It sets minimum testing criteria and evaluation guidance to determine if web content meets the 508 Standards, that include by reference the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. WCAG 2.0 is a technology-neutral standard for web content.
The Access Board document describes how to determine if website content meets WCAG, and is organized by categories to help users easily identify requirements. Each test includes the accessibility requirements, the reasons for the test method, and how to assess accessibility properties and determine test results.
For more information, please see U.S. Access Board Launches New Site for the ICT Testing Baseline for Web Accessibility