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How to Meet WCAG 2.0

How to Meet WCAG 2.0
For moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information, all of the following are true: Moving, blinking, scrolling: For any moving, blinking or scrolling information that (1) starts automatically, (2) lasts more than five seconds, and (3) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it unless the movement, blinking, or scrolling is part of an activity where it is essential; andAuto-updating: For any auto-updating information that (1) starts automatically and (2) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it or to control the frequency of the update unless the auto-updating is part of an activity where it is essential. Note 1: For requirements related to flickering or flashing content, refer to Guideline 2.3.

Curricular_FAQs How long does it take to get a new course approved? In planning for the first offering of a newly proposed course, please be aware that the review and approval of a proposal is a multi-step process that can take up to a year and is not complete until the course is officially listed in e-Campus by Enrollment Services. Complete proposals must be received 14 days in advance of the CAC/Graduate Council meetings to be assured of inclusion on the agenda. New course proposals must be fully approved by the appropriate review committee, the Senate, and the President before they can be scheduled by Enrollment Services. Does the CAC/Graduate Council turn down proposals? What are common reasons for a proposal being tabled? Insufficient syllabus: student learning outcomes not expressed in measurable terms, missing grading scale, missing assignments and grading policy, missing course Inconsistent information, e.g. differing reference to pre-requisite or number of credits Introducing a new course code?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3C Recommendation 5-May-1999 This version: (plain text, PostScript, PDF, gzip tar file of HTML, zip archive of HTML) Latest version: Previous version: Editors: Wendy Chisholm, Trace R & D Center, University of Wisconsin -- Madison Gregg Vanderheiden, Trace R & D Center, University of Wisconsin -- Madison Ian Jacobs, W3C Copyright © 1999 W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All Rights Reserved. Abstract These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. This is a reference document for accessibility principles and design ideas. This document is meant to be stable and therefore does not provide specific information about browser support for different technologies as that information changes rapidly. This document includes an appendix that organizes all of the checkpoints by topic and priority. Status of this document 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Note.

Hyperbole and a Half Understanding Conformance | Understanding WCAG 2.0 All WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria are written as testable criteria for objectively determining if content satisfies them. Testing the Success Criteria would involve a combination of automated testing and human evaluation. The content should be tested by those who understand how people with different types of disabilities use the Web. Testing and testable in the context refer to functional testing, that is verifying that the content functions as expected, or in this case, that it satisfies the Success Criteria. What does conformance mean? Conformance to a standard means that you meet or satisfy the 'requirements' of the standard. Note: This means that if there is no content to which a success criterion applies, the success criterion is satisfied. Most standards only have one level of conformance. Understanding Conformance Requirements There are five requirements that must be met in order for content to be classified as 'conforming' to WCAG 2.0. Understanding Requirement 1 1. 2. 3. 5.

M.A.P.S.: The Four Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment Tell me if you can relate to the following: You’ve been working for the last few years with your head down, putting one foot in front of the other, just following the path under your feet. But you feel that the career path you’re on might not be the right one – that, somehow, you’ve drifted off course. You know it’s time to take action, but you’re not sure how. The first step is to shift your perspective: To understand that a career is something that you create, rather than a pre-existing role that you step into. It takes considerable energy to plan your own future, but if you don’t figure out what you want to become, someone else will define it for you. If you don’t figure out what you want to become, someone else will define it for you. In my own career as a Creative Director and public speaker, I have met many talented and extraordinary people. Here’s how the process works: Why are you here? Where do you see yourself? Make a list of the things you absolutely love. 1. 2.

WCAG 2.0 at a Glance WAI: Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities Site Navigation W3C Home Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Home Discover new resources for people with disabilities, policy makers, managers, and you! Translations WCAG 2 at a Glance This page provides a paraphrased summary of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Please see the following key resources for learning and using WCAG 2.0: Perceivable Provide text alternatives for non-text content. Operable Make all functionality available from a keyboard. Understandable Robust Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools. Print Version This page is formatted for printing (without the navigation) as PDF files for A4 and 8.5" x 11" paper: Document Information Status: Updated 6 December 2011 (preface wording updated 22 February 2012, first published July 2008) Editors: Shawn Lawton Henry and Wayne Dick. Copyright © 2016 W3C ® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang) Usage policies apply.

OWL Summary: This resource will help you write clearly by eliminating unnecessary words and rearranging your phrases. Contributors:Ryan Weber, Nick HurmLast Edited: 2013-02-27 10:18:41 The goal of concise writing is to use the most effective words. Concise writing does not always have the fewest words, but it always uses the strongest ones. Writers often fill sentences with weak or unnecessary words that can be deleted or replaced. This resource contains general conciseness tips followed by very specific strategies for pruning sentences. 1. Often, writers use several small and ambiguous words to express a concept, wasting energy expressing ideas better relayed through fewer specific words. Wordy: The politician talked about several of the merits of after-school programs in his speech (14 words) Concise: The politician touted after-school programs in his speech. (8 words) Wordy: Suzie believed but could not confirm that Billy had feelings of affection for her. (6 words) (20 words) (9 words) (10 words)

WCAG Overview Introduction Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally. The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Web "content" generally refers to the information in a web page or web application, including: natural information such as text, images, and sounds code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc. Who WCAG is for WCAG is primarily intended for: Web content developers (page authors, site designers, etc.) Related resources are intended to meet the needs of many different people, including policy makers, managers, researchers, and others. WCAG is a technical standard, not an introduction to accessibility. What is in WCAG 2.0 Technical document format Who develops WCAG

Unpopular Science Whether we like it or not, human life is subject to the universal laws of physics. My day, for example, starts with a demonstration of Newton’s First Law of Motion. It states, “Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line…” “…unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.” Based on supercomplicated physical observations, Einstein concluded that two objects may perceive time differently. Based on simple life experience, I have concluded that this is true. Newtonʼs Cradle shows how energy travels through a series of objects. The forehead can be uncrumpled by a downward movement of the jaw. Excessive mechanical strain will compromise the elasticity of most materials, though. The human body functions like a combustion engine. By the by: I had an idea for a carb-neutral ice cream. But back to Newton: he discovered that any two objects in the universe attract each other, and that this force is proportional to their mass. (Fig.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 This publication has been funded in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) under contract number ED05CO0039. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Additional information about participation in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) can be found on the Working Group home page. Other previously active WCAG WG participants and other contributors to WCAG 2.0

What is DITA and Why Should You Care? by Chris Benz “The key to understanding how DITA works is to understand how DITA uses topics, maps, and output formats. I will describe each of these in detail, but here's the big picture: You develop your content in DITA topics, use DITA maps to specify which topics go into which deliverables, then process those maps to DITA output formats to generate your final deliverables.” Many of today’s instructional developers face a significant dilemma. Learners have minimal time to comprehend and effectively use complex products and systems. To drive time-efficient learning experiences, developers must provide high-quality training content, customized to specific learner roles and delivered in a timely manner. One way developers can address this dilemma is to become more efficient at reusing content. “The what?” What is DITA? DITA is an XML-based open standard for structuring, developing, managing, and publishing content. Sidebar: Why Darwin? DITA itself is not a tool, but many tools that support DITA exist.

Screen Reader-Accessible Dropdown Menus | Tessa Explains How to Do Things I’m currently working a contract as a web designer and developer for a university, where web accessibility is vitally important for all web pages. I used to think I had a pretty good idea of how to make a web site accessible, until I started actually testing sites with a screen reader (JAWS). It’s not easy to navigate the web using your keyboard and your ears, and most web sites make the task unnecessarily complicated and frustrating. The easiest way to make your website accessible to screen reader users is by simply following best practices for semantic markup, but even this will only take you part of the way. The university I work for uses drop down menus on almost every page to display important information, but when I tested many of these pages using JAWS (the most popular screen reader), I found I couldn’t access any submenus, because they were hidden using visibility:hidden. Accessible Dropdowns The whole story: View Demo Step 1: Semantic HMTL Part 2: CSS Pretty simple, right? mmm...