Working with Cape Fear Community College to bring their literary & arts student magazine online, was a project we really wanted to do for so many reasons. Portals is published annually every spring by the students and faculty of the english department and contains works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual arts. Thank you Cape Fear Community College for the opportunity! But that’s not the full story or the important takeaway.
The real lesson was in learning more about The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI). The W3C-WAI is an effort to improve the accessibility of the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) for people with disabilities. People with disabilities may encounter difficulties when using computers generally, but also on the Web. Since people with disabilities often require non-standard devices and browsers, making websites more accessible also benefits a wide range of user agents and devices, including mobile devices, which have limited resources.
How many of the websites you’ve developed or worked on, meet the recommended standards of the W3C-WAI? We encourage you to dive into the subject because accessibility is now a major priority of ours, we hope you can make it a priority as well!