Creating Accessible Websites for Digital Content Creators & Digital Content Creator Managers
Course Length: 2 days (12 hours)
By the end of this training, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the principles of Web Accessibility
- Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure
- Understand more about assistive technology: screen readers, alternative keyboards, switches, scanning software, etc.
- Learn more about WCAG 2.1 Level A & AA Guidelines
This course is designed for Website and Digital Content Creators (writers, editors, video creators, graphic designers) and their managers.
You should have a basic understanding of Web page elements (images, links, forms, images, navigation, etc.)
Section 1: Introduction
- What is Web Accessibility?
- The Four Principles - POUR
- Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.
- Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media.
- Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure.
- Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.
- Keyboard Accessible: Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
- Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use content.
- Seizures and Physical Reactions: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures or physical reactions.
- Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
- Input Modalities: Make it easier for users to operate functionality through various inputs beyond keyboard.
- Readable: Make text content readable and understandable.
- Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways.
- Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
- Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies.
Content - the information in a web page or web application, including:
- Natural information such as text, images, and sounds
- Code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc.
- Web browsers, media players, and other “user agents”
- Assistive technology: screen readers, alternative keyboards, switches, scanning software, etc.
- Users’ knowledge, experiences, and, in some cases, adaptive strategies using the web
- Developers - designers, coders, authors, etc., including developers with disabilities and users who contribute content
- Authoring tools - software that creates websites
- Evaluation tools – Web Accessibility evaluation tools, HTML validators, CSS validators, etc.
- Brief history of WCAG Guidelines
- Levels A, AA & AAA – What is required for compliance
- Can people read, use and understand the content?
- Time-Based Media
- Seizures and Physical Reactions
- Input Modalities
- Can machines (browsers, screen readers, etc.) read the code?
- Assistive Technologies
- Remediation Resources on the Web
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