Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA is a set of guidelines for making web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Here are a few key steps to making your website AA compliant:
- Conduct an accessibility audit: Use automated tools to check your website for accessibility issues and manually check for any issues that the tools may have missed.
- Add alternative text to images: Provide alternative text (alt text) for images, videos, and other non-text content to make it accessible to people using screen readers.
- Use semantic HTML: Use semantic HTML tags (such as headings, lists, and tables) to create a logical structure for the content on your website.
- Provide captions and transcripts: Provide captions and transcripts for videos and audio content to make them accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Make forms accessible: Make sure that forms are labeled correctly, provide instructions for completing the form, and use appropriate form controls.
- Test with assistive technology: Test your website using a variety of assistive technologies (such as screen readers and keyboard-only navigation) to ensure that it is accessible to all users.
- Provide an accessibility statement: Add an accessibility statement to your website that describes the accessibility features of the website, and any known limitations.
- Continuously Monitor: Continuously monitor the site and make any necessary updates to ensure that it stays in compliance with the guidelines.
It’s important to note that making a website AA compliant is an ongoing process that requires regular testing and updates. It’s also important to involve users with disabilities in the process to ensure that the website meets their needs and expectations.