D5.1: Demonstrating understanding of Web Accessibility
1. Explaining the guiding principles of web Accessibility 2. Recognizing Accessibility specifications for Web content 3. Identifying major features of HTML Accessibility 4. Reviewing the essential components of web Accessibility 5. Discussing approaches towards ensuring Web Accessibility 6. Examining Accessibility in Web content
This activity guides students through the evaluation of a website that they ...
This activity guides students through the evaluation of a website that they have created to see if it is accessible for users with disabilities. Students will simulate a number of different disabilities (e.g. visual impairments, color blindness, auditory impairments, motor impairments) to see if their website is accessible; they will also use automated W3 and WAVE tools to evaluate their sites. Students will consider the needs of users with disabilities by creating a persona and scenario of a user with disabilities interacting with their site. Finally, students will write up recommendations to change their site and implement the changes.
Comments Although this activity can be used in isolation, it is intended to be part of a series guiding students towards the creation of a front-end of a website. The series (all published as OER) consist of:
a) Needfinding b) Personas, Scenarios and Storyboards c) Front-end Website Design and Development d) Accessibility Evaluation
This Book Will Be Helpful to: Managers- This book is aimed primarily ...
This Book Will Be Helpful to:
Managers- This book is aimed primarily at those who are responsible for implementing accessibility at an organizational level. These people tend to be managers, but may also be accessibility specialists, whose role it is to oversee the implementation of accessibility strategies and awareness throughout an organization.
Web Developers- Web developers may also wish to read this book to expand their understanding of the organizational aspects of implementing accessibility, extending their role as an IT accessibility specialist, often being the person who leads the implementation of accessibility culture in an organization.
Everyone Else- While managers and web developers are the primary audience for this book, anyone who has an interest in the aspects of implementing accessibility culture in an organization will find this book informative.