The Washington Post avails new accessibility guidelines

The Washington Post avails new accessibility guideline to the public.

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The Washington Post has announced that its open-source design system includes accessibility requirements. This technology, introduced last year, made the core code that drives The Post and its features accessible to the general public for the first time. Even individuals not affiliated with The Post are free to use these rules. They cover testing methods, accessibility guidelines, and things to remember when producing online material.

In a statement by engineering lead Arturo Silva, he said: ‘The Post is dedicated to making its content accessible to all, recently hiring its first-ever accessibility engineer to make this possible. Building on this commitment, we want to share our guidelines publicly so that others can also better serve a wider community. These guidelines are not requirements, but instructions informed by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and supplemented with real user feedback and online discussion in the accessibility community. We will be constantly iterating on these to make them as up to date as possible’.