Web Site Accessibility Training Proposed Class Outline
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Why We're Here
- Demonstration of Simply Web and Jaws
- View page(s) with Lynx
- View page(s) without graphics turned on
- View page(s) without a mouse
What We Need to Do
- Overview of the guidelines and priority levels
- Compliance with and introduction to:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Conformance Level
- ConneCT Management Advisory Committee (CMAC) Checklist of Design
- Encouragement of Level "AA"
Each of the following guidelines will be discussed including the WCAG
checkpoints and CMAC checkpoints applicable for the particular guideline. The
students will then be taken into FrontPage to see how to implement compliance
with the checkpoints. These steps will be repeated for each guideline.
- Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content.
- Don't rely on color alone.
- Use markup and style sheets and do so properly.
- Clarify natural language usage.
- Create tables that transform gracefully.
- Ensure that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully.
- Ensure user control of time-sensitive content changes.
- Ensure direct accessibility of embedded user interfaces.
- Design for device-independence.
- Use interim solutions.
- Use W3C technologies and guidelines.
- Provide context and orientation information.
- Provide clear navigation mechanisms.
- Ensure that documents are clear and simple.
Discuss and try some of the Validation Tools.