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As a developer I would like PrizmDoc viewer to support fully support A11Y accessibility standards so it can be used in cases where that compatibility is required

There are some use cases that require that websites fit these accessibility standards which the product currently does not meet the requirements for. You can look at the following website for reference regarding these requirements and when they apply.

https://www.access-board.gov/ict/

For a more general understanding of A11Y, you can go here:

https://www.a11yproject.com/checklist

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  • Arjun Govani commented
    10 Feb 08:18am

    In our organization we are using prizmDoc viewer within our product with almost all its features


    PrizmDoc Viewer is tightly coupled with our application,


    We need all navigable buttons, labels, alerts all are keyboard accessible with proper tab order, all element should be highlighted with boarder when its focused through keyboard, all elements should have proper label, role and state as per WAI-ARIA guidelines


    And all elements details should be speak in NVDA tool for screen reader,

    This all should be supported in all mostly used browsers like Firefox and Chrome


    Below are some useful links

    WIA-ARIA : https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/aria/

    Screen Reader Tool NVDA : https://www.nvaccess.org/download/

    ARC Tool : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/arc-toolkit/chdkkkccnlfncngelccgbgfmjebmkmce


    Thanks,

    Arjun

  • Prakash Pala commented
    10 Feb 08:00am

    Section 508 and Canadian Legislation

    • Section 508 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which requires that electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the Federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.

    • This is on account of a statute called the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”), which has a pending deadline of January 1, 2021 for certain compliance requirements relating to websites, web content and mobile applications.

    • While there is an enterprise-wide initiative around accessibility, Ontario will be the first jurisdiction where such compliance is required.

    • This Act applies to every person or organization in the public and private sectors of the Province of Ontario.

    • In addition to technological measures, compliance also includes: (a) filing periodic accessibility compliance reports with the Accessibility Directorate; and (b) preparing and maintaining multi-year accessibility plans outlining the organization’s strategies to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities and plans for meeting accessibility requirements under AODA.

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