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Web Accessibility   

Study the current guidelines and requirements for making a website accessible to everyone, including users with disabilities. 
 
Competencies:
  • Identify the barriers that inaccessible websites create for users with disabilities 
  • Define the legal implications for designing an inaccessible website 
  • Create website content that is perceivable for people with disabilities 
  • Create user interface components that are operable for people with disabilities 
  • Create website content that makes the information understandable for people with disabilities 
  • Create robust website content so that people with disabilities can access the site using different technologies 
 
Study the current guidelines and requirements for making a website accessible to users with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act establishes guidelines for government agencies, and the W3C has published specifications for web designers. Students will learn ways in which users with disabilities access websites and receive hands-on tips and techniques for making websites accessible.

Prerequisites:
  • Proficient with navigating to folders and files; opening, saving and closing files; and using menus, toolbars and dialog boxes 
  • HMTL: Level 1 and Level 2 or equivalent knowledge  
  • Cascading Style Sheets: Level 1 or equivalent knowledge 
  • Designing Effective Websites or equivalent knowledge 

Bring a USB flash drive (minimum 2 GB) to class.

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