Understanding accessibility principles - Robust

There are four principles in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) which lay the foundation for anyone accessing and using web content. In this edition we provide specific details and examples about the fourth principle, Robust.

Principle 4: Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

Maximise compatibility with future technologies

Our CMS creates correctly structured HTML coding in the background which assistive technologies, like screen readers, can recognise and interact with. By using the WYSIWYG editor to add content publishers can be assured their page contains correctly structured code.

Future technologies will be designed to work with correctly structured code, so by following conventions, we will ensure assistive technologies can more easily work as they evolve.

Content reproduced from World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website