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The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour Through Resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

taught by: Shawn Henry, Sharron Rush & Brent Bakken

Description:

W3C WAI is best know for WCAG, the international web standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Yet WAI provides a wealth of web accessibility information for project managers, content authors, developers, designers, testers, policy makers, trainers, people with disabilities, accessibility advocates, and others. However, some people are overwhelmed from starting with the standards. But there’s an easier way!

In this class we’ll help you find the gold within the WAI website. WAI provides resources to help you create an environment where accessibility flourishes — whether you need to better understand how people use the web, prepare a business case to secure management support, train developers new to accessibility, integrate accessibility into a project plan, write an accessibility policy, meet international standards, or learn best practices for mobile accessibility.

Whatever your web accessibility questions, and we’ll show you where to go for answers.

You’ll also get a sneak peak at new resources in development and learn how you can help advance web accessibility and share your insights with others.

Practical Skills:

  • Key web accessibility resources for project managers, content authors, developers, designers, testers, policy makers, trainers, people with disabilities, accessibility advocates, and others
  • Shortcuts for understanding and using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, the international web standard
  • New resources in development
  • How you can help advance web accessibility

Prerequisites:

  • None

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