AEM and the Web Accessibility Guidelines

There are many social, economical, and legal motivations for ensuring that web content is designed to be as accessible as possible to the target audience, regardless of any disability or limitations they may have. Web accessibility with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is therefore an increasingly important aspect of good web design.

Creating accessible websites and content with AEM impacts:

  • Administrators responsible for configuring AEM to ensure accessibility features are correctly enabled.

  • Authors using these features to create accessible websites.

    Creating accessible content is a process. AEM provides the capabilities, but content authors need to ensure that they follow the techniques required to create accessible content.

  • Template developers should also be aware of such issues when implementing the website design.

Adobe Experience Manager works with the guidelines provided by the World Wide Web Consortium.

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World Wide Web Consortium

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community dedicated to developing web standards. Their Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) publishes the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

To help web designers and developers produce accessible websites the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 in June 2018.

WCAG 2.1 provides guidelines (with related success criteria) covering the accessibility levels and how to conform to them.

WCAG 2.1 and AEM

Using Adobe Experience Manager, content authors and/or website owners can create web content that meets the WCAG 2.1 Level A and Level AA success criteria:

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When creating your site, you should determine the overall level to which you would like your site to conform.

Accessibility at Adobe

For additional information, please visit the Adobe Accessibility Resource Center.

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