miércoles, 7 de febrero de 2018

La NFL comprometida con la accesibilidad web

Hace unos días se jugó la Superbowl, supuestamente el acontecimiento deportivo individual más importante (después de "el clásico", claro está). A raíz de ello, se publicó el artículo How the NFL is Commited to Web Accessibility?:
Making its website more accessible is therefore just another way to bring more NFL fans into the fold and prioritize viewers’ needs and concerns.

Improving web accessibility isn’t just the right thing to do for the NFL, however; it’s also a smart business practice. According to tech company GlobalWebIndex, a full 65% of U.S. adults say that they’re NFL fans. With 19% of the U.S. population having some kind of disability, failing to make their website accessible would leave millions of NFL fans in the dark.

In October 2015, the NFL released its Website Accessibility Statement on their website. This document states the NFL’s commitment to improving the accessibility and usability of its website. It outlines several concrete actions that the organization is taking to promote accessibility:

Partnering with an accessibility consulting firmto audit its website.

  • Using the recommendations from the audit to implement the appropriate portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA standards.
  • Training the NFL’s development team on accessibility standards, including WCAG 2.0 Level AA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Testing the changes on adaptive technologies, such as screen readers and magnifiers, and with users who have disabilities.

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