The Standards

Industry standards will help you meet the laws. Especially now that WCAG 2.0 has been updated to address technologies such as Ajax, conforming to WCAG 2.0 will put you ahead of the game.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Most of the standards covered in this book are products of the W3C,[9] in particular the WAI[10] whose purpose is to “[work] with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities.” The WAI wrote “Essential Components of Web Accessibility,” which you can find at http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/components.php, to explain how each of the components addressed by the separate guidelines ...

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