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I am looking for Adobe platform specific guidelines on how to build an accessible website/make your website accessible to disabled  users, with accessible content and pages navigation that are WCAG, ADA ect. compliant as this is a legal requirement.
There are a lot of third party tools to audit and automatically remediate a website, but best practice is to build a website / create web content/pages with accessibility criteria in mind and include accessibility testing in your development process. 
Are there any useful and recent info/resources provided by Adobe?
Is this conformance report relevant in terms of how to make your ecommerce website accessible (I'm not sure if the compliance report relates to the use of the AEM platform itself or to the FE website built with AEM/Adobe Commerce) ? 
https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance/adobe-experience-platform-2022-acr.html

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Hi @AriannaMe,

There are many social, economical, and legal motivations for ensuring that web content is designed to be as accessible as possible to the target audience, regardless of any disability or limitations they may have. However, each individual vendors have there own best practices, standards etc. although, as you said there plenty of marketer tools to generate report - that is completely depends on what individual firm required to follow.  

Additionally, I'm sure you went through it already, Adobe provided the guidelines to be followed which is increasingly important aspect of good web design. Kindly refer this article for more details [0].

[0]: https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-64/managing/accessibility/web-accessibili...

Hope that helps!

Regards,

Santosh

 

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Thank you. Is there any more recent documentation? 
Is this conformance report referring to how to build an accessible website? 
https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance/adobe-experience-platform-2022-acr.html
Any other tips on building and maintaining your website accessible?

 

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Hi @AriannaMe 

For AEM and Web Accessibility Guidelines, please check for below link

https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-65/managing/accessibility/web-accessibili...

 

For AEM/Adobe Commerce Compliance Confirmation Report, please refer:

https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance.html

- This link will lead you to Conformance Report to all Adobe Solutions, while you check particularly for AEM and Adobe Commerce

 

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¨what I am trying to understand is what these AEM/Adobe Commerce Compliance Confirmation Report are referring to, are they about the compliance of the content authored via AEM? and the website managed with adobe commerce?


https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance/adobe-experience-platform-2022-acr.html

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@AriannaMe Let me elaborate on the links I have posted above:
https://experienceleague.adobe.com/docs/experience-manager-65/managing/accessibility/web-accessibili...

This link describes, how a website should be built out of AEM, in a way that it is accessible to all sort of audience (regardless of any disability or limitations they may have). 

Using Adobe Experience Manager, content authors and/or website owners can create web content that meets the WCAG 2.1 Level A and Level AA success criteria. WCAG are Web Accessibility Guidelines accepted globally.


For AEM/Adobe Commerce Compliance Confirmation Report, please refer:

https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/compliance.html

This link, take you to Compliance Confirmation Report of all the Adobe Products, where you can individually go to either AEP,AEM or Adobe Commerce to check their individual report.

This report describes the conformance of an Adobe native Product to the accessibility guidelines. How a customer is interacting with these Products(AEP, AEM or Adobe Commerce) and does the Product itself is built keeping Accessibility Guidelines in mind.  

 

 

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Thank you. 

Using Adobe Experience Manager, content authors and/or website owners can create web content that meets the WCAG 2.1 Level A and Level AA success criteria. WCAG are Web Accessibility Guidelines accepted globally.
So is AEM sufficient to guarantee WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA compliance if content is built and maintained with accessibility criteria in mind? 


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Guarantee is a trick word to suggest. 

AEM supports and provide features to its users to design and build such a Website that helps to meet the WCAG guidelines. 

 

You might have to undergo multiple cycles of Accessibility testing to be sure that your website conforms to these guidelines.