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Web Accessibility Principles

Course Summary

Explains the crucial issue of web accessibility and how to apply standards to new and existing sites.       


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    Course Syllabus

        Introduction         Welcome         Using the exercise files     1. Getting Started with Web Accessibility         What does accessibility mean?         How does accessibility help your users?         Experiencing a website via a screen reader         How does accessibility help you and your clients?         Overview of Section 508 standards         Overview of WCAG standards         Understanding consistency and semantic markup     2. Setting Up an Accessibility Testing Environment         Understanding screen readers and accessibility tools         Getting accessible browsers         Customizing Firefox for accessibility testing         Using custom accessibility toolbars         Using Fangs and the Color Contrast Analyzer         Accessibility tools to bookmark         Using automated accessibility checking tools         Setting up the JAWS screen reader on Windows         Using the VoiceOver screen reader on Mac OS X         Setting Dreamweaver accessibility preferences     3. Creating Accessible Page Layouts         Avoiding tables for layout         Using CSS for layout         Creating a fixed-width layout         Creating an elastic layout         Creating a liquid layout         Customizing a liquid layout     4. Working with Text         Specifying the language         Setting page titles         Setting headings and paragraphs         Styling headings         Hiding section headings from sighted users         Styling text for readability         Ensuring proper color contrast         Creating text emphasis         Indicating quotations         Creating basic lists         Styling lists     5. Creating Navigation         Using lists for navigation         Creating a horizontal navigation bar         Creating a vertical navigation bar         Adding skip navigation links         Hiding skip navigation links         Proper link text and title attributes         Opening new windows         Accessibility limitations of fly-out menus         Creating an accessible fly-out menu     6. Working with Images         Proper ALT text for navigation images         Proper ALT text for decorative images         Adding ALT text to an existing site         Adding ALT text to image maps         Describing complex graphics     7. Working with Tables         Using tables for data         Creating header cells         Adding table captions and summaries         Styling tables         Applying header cells to complex tables         Adding id and headers attributes     8. Creating Forms         Understanding form accessibility issues         Labeling form fields         Adding fieldsets and legends         Moving forms out of tables         Cleaning up a form's appearance         Aligning labels and fields using CSS         Indicating required fields         Dealing with CAPTCHA     9. Deprecated Accessibility Techniques         The Text-Only technique         The Access Keys technique         The Tab Index technique     Conclusion         Goodbye


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

7 - 8 hours / week

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