W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 have the spirit of trying to bring out a more accessible Web. This tutorial is an elaborated summary of its techniques organized in:
- Introduction to the key elements of the Guidelines: organization, conformance levels, accessibility supported technologies, conformance claims…
- Principle 1: Perceivable. Our website can be visited by people with very different types of perceptive preferences and needs, but also by robots (search engines, automatic translators…).
- Principle 2: Operable. Web designers must be aware of the different devices the users can manage to use the website, so they must make the user interface components and navigation elements in a way that everyone can “operate” with it.
- Principle 3: Understandable. If our users don’t understand what we are talking about, or we make them feel lost, we have a problem.
- Principle 4: Robust. We must be aware of the evolution of the technologies to adapt our website to their new capabilities.
Do you like this online tutorial? Buy the book!
I have compiled, reviewed, summarized, extended and updated all the contents in this website into a book, which can be purchased online. WCAG 2.0 made easy has been written in a style and language aimed to be used by web project managers, developers, information architects, interaction designers, content strategists… for a practical and learning purpose.
The paper version has 162 pages and an extended chapter of Tools, with layouts and templates for your audits and conformance claims.
The electronic version of ‘WCAG 2.0 made easy’ is published both in the epub and pdf formats. As soon as you complete the checkout process, you will receive the e-book in your email inbox.
The prologue of this book has been written by Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo, president of the SIDAR Seminar, the main non-profit organization on web accessibility in Spain. Part of the price of this book will be donated to honor their work.
About the author
Olga Revilla is an interaction craftswoman focused on accessibility who thinks, designs, tests and audits interfaces. She has collaborated with the official translation group of the WCAG 2.0 into Spanish.
Olga holds a Degree in Journalism and a Master in Multimedia & Internet, and another in Human Factors & Ergonomics. Now she is researching on her PhD. in Multimedia Engineering.
If you are organizing a course or conference, or plotting a plan to conquest the world, do not hesitate to contact me.
Other stuff I have written
And quite a few research papers & conferences.