Nuevo estándar de accesibilidad web en China
En Updated Chinese Accessibility Standard Will Help China Build a Barrier-free Information Environment podemos leer:
Last August the Chinese Standardization Administration issued a new national standard, GB/T 37668-2019, “Information Technology Requirements and Testing Methods for Accessibility of Web Content“. According to the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) , this standard will be implemented as a recommended standard in March 2020, and will promote technical and policy support for information accessibility development in China.
The standard was jointly developed by a number of organizations, led by CDPF and Zhejiang University. It references the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and 2.1. W3C congratulates the standard on the closer harmonization with international standards, which we believe can benefit many communities in China.En China Focus: China introduces new standard to assist visually impaired internet users podemos leer:
China on Sunday launched a new national standard for the development of barrier-free services on the internet, aiming to better serve the visually impaired population in the country.
33-year-old Zhao Cheng is among the 17.32 million visually impaired people in China. After he lost his eyesight 10 years ago in an accident, Zhao had to get used to living in darkness. But with the latest technology, he is able to send voice messages to his friends and listen to their replies through WeChat.
Over the past few years, more and more internet companies have started to step into barrier-free services for the disabled. According to incomplete statistics, by the end of 2019, more than 40 internet companies had set up departments in charge of barrier-free services in China.
Internet giants in China including Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and iFLYTEK have all invested in research and development in the field of barrier-free access to information during the last decade, with successful products being put into use in special education schools and even performing art troupes for the disabled.