Class 17: Accessibility on the Web

Due for Class


Introduction to Web Accessibility

Constructing a POUR website

  • Read all pages (1 to 5)
  • Answer related questions in the Reading Questions Google Doc

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.0 Checklist

  • Browse the WCAG 2.0 Checklist
  • You will not need to answer questions regarding this content.
  • You probably won’t need to do everything on the checklist for your project. However, it would be good to be familiar with the principles and techniques listed in the WCAG 2.0 Checklist.

Reading Questions:

WebAIM Articles: Reading Questions

  • The Reading Questions Google Doc is view only
  • Please make a copy and add it to your Google Drive.
  • Deadline: Start of Class 17
  • Points: 20 points (Completion only).
    • Please note there is a 2 point deduction for each day the document is late.
  • Submitting your document: Please add your UBID at the start of the title (no dashes, spaces or brackets, please).
    • Share the document with when it is complete.


Class 17 Slides:

Class Outline

Thinking about accessibility in the physical world

Accessibility vs. Accommodation

How do we make things accessible on the web?

Testing Web Accessibility

Practicing Web Accessibility