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w3c. Introduction to Web Accessibility. You are here: Home > Articles > Introduction to Web Accessibility Introduction Most people today can hardly conceive of life without the internet.

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Some have argued that no other single invention has been more revolutionary since Gutenberg's printing press in the 1400s. Now, at the click of a mouse, the world can be "at your fingertips"—that is, if you can use a mouse... and see the screen... and hear the audio—in other words, if you don't have a disability of any kind. This introduction should help you understand how people with disabilities use the web, the frustrations they feel when they cannot access the web, and what you can do to make your sites more accessible. The Web Offers Unprecedented Opportunities The internet is one of the best things that has ever happened to people with disabilities. Most newspapers now publish their content online in a format that has the potential to be read by screen readers used by the blind. Firefox Accessibility Extension Documentation: Overview and Installation. Firefox Accessibility Extension. Accessibility.

Web accessibility is the goal of making web pages easier to navigate and read.

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While this is primarily intended to assist those with disabilities, it can be helpful to all readers. We aim to adhere to WCAG guidelines 2.0 (a.k.a. ISO/IEC 40500:2012) on which the following suggestions are based. Articles adhering to them are easier to read and edit for everyone. Article structure[edit] A standardized structure of articles improves accessibility, because it enables users to expect contents to be in a specific part of the page. Standardization is already a habit on Wikipedia, thus the guidelines to follow are simply Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Layout and Wikipedia:Lead section#Elements of the lead.

Headings[edit] Headings should be descriptive and in a consistent order (See also—References—Further reading—External links). Do not make pseudo-headings using bold or semicolon markup. Floating elements[edit] In the wikicode, floating elements should be placed inside the section they belong to. Section 508: The Road to Accessibility. Accessibility Technology Initiative: Web Accessibility. Policies Relating to Web Accessibility. 10 tips for a usable website. Does My Web Site Suck. 165 Mortal Sins That Will Send Your Site to Web Design Hell Checklist 1 | Checklist 2 | What do I do now?

Does My Web Site Suck

| The Top 30 Web Design Mistakes Why can't we see that our web pages suck? I've never figured out the answer to this question. The closest I've come is an article "Why can we predict other people's behavior more accurately than our own? " In the world of web design, we can see other people's mistakes, but not our own, because we're too close and too familiar with our own pages. My two web design checklists make web design much simpler. Checklist #1 is so simple that a brain-dead senior-level executive can use it to see if their web site sucks. The answer sheet: If you check the box for any of the questions, your web site sucks. There is one problem, though. The mistakes in Checklist #1 are fatal. First Impression / Big Picture We've designed our site to meet our organization's needs (more sales/contributions) rather than meeting the needs of our visitors.

Law Offices of Lainey Feingold. How We Really Use the Web. Why are things always in the last place you look for them?

How We Really Use the Web

Because you stop looking when you find them. —Children’s riddle In the past five years I’ve spent a lot of time watching people use the Web, and the thing that has struck me most is the difference between how we think people use Web sites and how they actually use them. When we’re creating sites, we act as though people are going to pore over each page, reading our finely crafted text, figuring out how we’ve organized things, and weighing their options before deciding which link to click. What they actually do most of the time (if we’re lucky) is glance at each new page, scan some of the text, and click on the first link that catches their interest or vaguely resembles the thing they’re looking for.

We’re thinking “great literature” (or at least “product brochure”), while the user’s reality is much closer to “billboard going by at 60 miles an hour.” Fact of life #1: We don’t read pages. Why do we scan? We’re usually in a hurry. Useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website. June 4, 2017 Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop.

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website

Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices. June 4, 2017 Modal ads, ads that reorganize content, and autoplaying video ads were among the most disliked. Ads that are annoying on desktop become intolerable on mobile. May 28, 2017 Five key steps comprise a standardized framework for customer journey mapping that can be scaled to any scope or timeline.

May 21, 2017 When using large-screen images on smaller screens, remove images that don’t add information. Section 508 Checklist. You are here: Home > Articles > Section 508 Checklist Part 1: HTML The following standards are excerpted from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, §1194.22.

Section 508 Checklist

The pass/fail criteria in this document represent an interpretation of Section 508 web standards. This checklist is NOT official Section 508 documentation. For the full text of Section 508, please see the official government 508 web site. Note 1: Until the longdesc attribute is better supported, it is best to use it in conjunction with a standard link to a longer description. Web Accessibilty Toolbar. The Web Accessibility Toolbar (WAT) for IE - 2012 can assist in evaluating a web page for compliance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

Web Accessibilty Toolbar

The WAT was developed by Steve Faulkner in a collaboration between Vision Australia, The Paciello Group (Europe) and Jun of the Web Accessibility Tools Consortium. Using the AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar. You are here: Home > Articles > Using the AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar Author: Steven Faulkner of Accessible Information Solutions - external link.

Using the AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar

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