Advancing Web Accessibility

Today and Tomorrow


In the early days of the web we could depend on web content being static documents. Today’s web content dynamically interactive, collaborative, and often an aggregated from autonomously created resources. IBM has been a key driver behind the advancements in Web accessibility to address this transformation. Our strategy for success is deeply rooted in the use of open architectures, standards, source code, and communities.

This presentation will cover IBM‘s efforts to make Web 2.0 applications accessible. It will introduce participants to WAI-ARIA, the advancements in Web browsers to support it, and new efforts underway to personalize the web to address the accessibility of mashups.

The presentation will cover a critical need for next generation tooling to aid developers and testers in producing accessibility of Rich Internet Web Applications compliant with emerging Web standards such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.