Web Design
Web Accessibility Fundamentals
Accessibility and Design
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
HTML5 and Accessibility
Introduction to Web Accessibility
OSs, Regulations, & Laws
WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Standards

Accessibility and Design

Course Number:
it_wdwafd_06_enus
Lesson Objectives

Accessibility and Design

  • describe progressive enhancement
  • define clean coding principles and why they should be used
  • specify JavaScript best practices that can be used to provide more accessible web sites
  • describe WAI-ARIA and its role in accessible web design
  • define feature detection and how it can be used
  • describe how testing is an important part of the accessible design process
  • specify required skills and capabilities that enterprises look for when hiring accessible web designers
  • describe policy and organizational support and how it nurtures a more inclusive environment for accessibility
  • describe the differences and similarities between design and development of accessible web sites
  • specify best practices for accessible web design, including content, dynamic content, coding, and look and feel
  • describe the various JavaScript toolkits that can be used in accessible web design
  • define the purpose and value of popup menus in accessible web design
  • specify best practices for using CSS3 in accessible web design
  • describe the purpose and value of focus in accessible web design
  • define the purpose and value of TabIndex in accessible web design

Overview/Description

Web accessibility means thoughtful and careful design. Explore JavaScript principles, accessibility in practice, design principles, and common design mechanisms.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)

Course Number:
it_wdwafd_04_enus
Lesson Objectives

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)

  • describe ATAG 2.0, its purpose, and the audience it's intended for
  • define ATAG 2.0 layers of guidance parts, principles, guidelines, and success criteria
  • specify ATAG 2.0 levels of conformance and how conformance is achieved
  • describe how integration using ATAG 2.0 promotes better development for accessibility
  • define ATAG 2.0 principle A.1: authoring tool user interfaces follow applicable accessibility guidelines, and its guidelines
  • define ATAG 2.0 principle A.2: editing views are perceivable, and its guidelines
  • define ATAG 2.0 principle A.3: editing views are operable, and its guidelines
  • define ATAG 2.0 principle A.4: editing views are understandable, and its guidelines
  • describe ATAG 2.0 principle B.1: fully automatic processes and accessible content, and its guidelines
  • describe ATAG 2.0 principle B.2: authors supported in production, and its guidelines
  • describe ATAG 2.0 principle B.3: authors are supported in improving the accessibility of existing content, and its guidelines
  • describe ATAG 2.0 principle B.4: authoring tools promote and integrate their accessibility features, and its guidelines
  • specify ATAG and WCAG and how they relate to each other
  • describe ATAG and WCAG requirements for conformance and components of a conformance claim
  • define the two types of conformance levels for ATAG 2.0
  • specify ATAG 2.0 conformance as it pertains to authoring tools capable of producing multiple web content technologies
  • describe how ATAG 2.0 may be applied to live authoring tools
  • define how to determine success in determining ATAG 2.0 conformance using the three potential answers

Overview/Description

The Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) define how to create accessible tools and make more accessible content. Explore ATAG 2.0, authoring tool accessibility, accessible production, and ATAG implementation.



Target

Prerequisites: none

HTML5 and Accessibility

Course Number:
it_wdwafd_05_enus
Lesson Objectives

HTML5 and Accessibility

  • describe HTML5 and why it's an important part of developing accessible web sites
  • describe how HTML5 improves on prior versions to provide more robust web site creation
  • describe the HTML5 canvas and how it can be used in the creation of more accessible web pages
  • describe APIs and list the new APIs available in HTML5
  • define HTML DOCTYPE and contrast DOCTYPE for different HTML versions
  • define the purposes of SECTION, ARTICLE, and ASIDE
  • describe the purposes of NAV, HEADER, and FOOTER
  • specify how FIGURE and FIGCAPTION are used
  • describe how HTML5 VIDEO provides better accessibility
  • define how HTML5 AUDIO provides better accessibility
  • specify the purposes of PROGRESS, MEDIA, and TIME
  • describe JavaScript and the role it plays in accessible web design
  • define CSS3 and how it combines with HTML5 and JavaScript for better accessible web design
  • define common issues relating to JavaScript, best practices, and accessibility issues

Overview/Description

HTML5 is the markup language that fuels the web and it's designed for accessibility. Explore HTML5's accessibility features, new HTML5 elements, media elements, and JavaScript.



Target

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Course Number:
it_wdwafd_01_enus
Lesson Objectives

Introduction to Web Accessibility

  • describe web accessibility and why it's important
  • specify the benefits of creating accessible web sites
  • describe web accessibility and what it means to web designers
  • define the challenges commonly associated with creating more accessible web sites
  • specify the importance of web accessibility in the enterprise
  • describe common misconceptions surrounding web accessibility
  • describe various types and causes of vision impairment
  • specify types and causes of physical disabilities
  • define types and causes of cognitive disabilities
  • define types and causes of learning disabilities
  • describe the role of assistive technologies and why it's important to be aware of these technologies
  • describe the various keyboard technologies and how they can be leveraged in accessible web design
  • define screen magnifier technologies and how they can be leveraged in accessible web design
  • define screen reader technologies and how they can be leveraged in accessible web design
  • specify mobile devices and how they pose a challenge in accessible web design
  • specify speech synthesizer technologies and how they can be leveraged in accessible web design

Overview/Description

Web accessibility is a must in today's world. Discover why web accessibility is important. Explore the types of disabilities that need to be addressed, as well as the different kinds of assistive technology.



Target

Prerequisites: none

OSs, Regulations, & Laws

Course Number:
it_wdwafd_02_enus
Lesson Objectives

OSs, Regulations, & Laws

  • describe how Windows provides a more accessible experience
  • describe how OS X provides a more accessible experience
  • describe how iOS provides a more accessible experience
  • describe how Android provides a more accessible experience
  • specify why regulatory compliance is important and why it's needed
  • define the dangers surrounding designing web sites that don't comply with regulations and standards
  • describe the history of policy to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, and the United Nation's role in those efforts
  • specify how the United Nations and the information revolution combined as a force for change in how we think about persons with disabilities
  • describe the development of regulations for web accessibility
  • define the WAI, its role, and what it implies
  • describe why standards for web accessibility may compel you to be compliant even if you're not legally obligated
  • specify existing accessibility laws in the United States
  • specify existing accessibility laws in Europe
  • specify existing accessibility laws in Canada
  • specify existing accessibility laws around the globe
  • describe WAI-ARIA and its mandate

Overview/Description

Accessibility on the web is subject to regulations and laws. Discover how OSs provide better accessibility, and explore regulatory compliance, the regulatory environment, and global accessibility laws.



Target

Prerequisites: none

WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Standards

Course Number:
it_wdwafd_03_enus
Lesson Objectives

WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Standards

  • define WCAG 2.0 and its purpose
  • describe differences between WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 and improvements made to WCAG 2.0
  • describe WCAG principles of accessibility
  • describe WCAG guidelines and success criteria
  • specify WCAG techniques for WCAG success criteria
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 1, guideline 1.1: text alternatives, 1.2: time-based media, and 1.3: adaptable content
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 1 guideline 1.4: distinguishable content
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 2, guideline 2.1: keyboard accessible and guideline 2.2: enough time
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 2, guideline 2.3: seizures, guideline 2.4: navigable, guideline 2.5: pointer accessible, and guideline 2.6: additional sensor inputs
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 3, guideline 3.1: readable
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 3, guideline 3.2: predictable and guideline 3.3: input assistance
  • define WCAG 2.0 principle 4, guideline 4.1: compatible
  • describe WCAG conformance requirements for WCAG 2.1
  • define WCAG 2.0 section 5.2: conformance claims
  • define WCAG 2.0 section 5.3: statement of partial conformance - third party content, and section 5.4 statement of partial conformance - language

Overview/Description

Explore WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0, WCAG design principles and guidelines, and how to participate in WCAG standards.



Target

Prerequisites: none

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