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Acronyms and Abbreviations

Have you come across some abbreviation that you didn't understand? So have I! Here are some of the most common ones.

This is a living document and I'm trying to add more acronyms as I come across them.


A11Y
Accessibility
ACR
Accessibility Conformance Report
AD
Audio description
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD
Accessible Digital Documents
AG
Accessibility Guidelines
ALT
Alternative text (often referred to as "alt-text")
API
Application Programming Interface
ARIA
Accessible Rich Internet Applications
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASL
American Sign Language
AT
Assistive Technology
ATAG
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines
CC
Closed Captioning
CRPD
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets
DOM
Document Object Model
GAAD
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
GPAT
Government Product/Service Accessibility Template
HOH
Hard of Hearing
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
IAAP
International Association of Accessibility Professionals
ICT
Information and Communication Technologies
iOS
Internetwork Operating System (the Apple mobile operating system)
IoT
Internet of Things
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
IT
Information Technology
JAWS
Job Access with Speech
NVDA
Non Visual Desktop Access
OS
Operating System
PAC
PDF Accessibility Checker
PC
Personal Computer
PDF
Portable Document Format
POUR
Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust
SDLC
Software Development Life Cycle
SME
Subject Matter Expert
STT
Speech-to-text
TTS
Text-to-speech
UA
User Agent
UD
Universal Design
UDL
Universal Design for Learning
UI
User interface
UX
User experience
VO
Voice Over
VPAT
Voluntary Product Accessibility Template
W3C
World Wide Web Consortium
WAI
Web Accessibility Initiative
WAVE
Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
WCAG
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
WHO
World Health Organization

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