July 2019 Unemployment Rates
(NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED)
Table A-6 and A-2
Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDOL
Persons with a Disability
Unemployment Rate 7.6% Participation Rate 20.8%
Persons without a Disability
Unemployment Rate 3.8% Participation Rate 69.2%
Unemployment Rate 13.1% Participation Rate 44.3%
LEARNING DISABILITY Diagnosis– 15-20%
Estimate of the number of people with a diagnosed or undiagnosed Learning Disability
Next release date is August 2, 2019.
As covered in a previous blog, making sure website accessibility
is included in the design process is probably the simplest way to ensure it
But there is still a need for testing.
We need to know what to test for. The guidelines issued by the W3C give a starting place
The standards outlined in W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are organized into three level; A, AA and AAA.
Level A cover the most basic web accessibility features and
is the minimum standard a website should meet. For example, the WCAG guideline All non-text content that is presented to the
user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the
situations listed below. A solution at this level would be providing a
transcript for pre-recorded audio.
Level AA requirements ensure that content achieves a
greater degree of accessibility People with disabilities will have an
easier time accessing content that meets Level AA criteria than they would with
content that only meets Level A. A solution at this level. A solution at this level would be providing
an audio description for pre-recorded audio.
Level AAA is the highest and most complex level of web accessibility. This level includes additional requirements, some of which enhance those established in Level AA criteria. For pre-recorded audio, sign language interpretation should be implemented.
Remember, Level A is the minimum a website should meet for
the page to be considered accessible.
Level AA is the level most websites should strive for, this should also ensure
compliance with the 508 Standards. Level
AAA is the “Holy Grail” of accessibility, but whenever possible the WCAG standards
at this level should be implemented.
The next post will cover methods and tools to test a website
for the WCAG standards.