Accessibility evaluation
for web writers
OzeWAI
2013

Dey Alexander
dey@4syllables.com.au
Why writers?
Content often gets little attention
Accessible templates don't guarantee accessible content
Writers (who are ...
4 tools
Web Accessibility Toolbar

www.visionaustralia.org/digital-access-wat

Colour Contrast Analyser

www.visionaustral...
A checklist
Covers only the WCAG
guidelines relevant to writers
Writing
Structure and formatting
Navigation
Images
2 versi...
And a process
to follow
I'll walk you through the
process for WCAG 2.0 AAconformance
Get the checklist and
process from my...
Part 1
Check written content - 2 guidelines
1.3.3 Sensory
characteristics
Read through the content
3.2.1 Language of parts
Doc info > Show lang attributes
Part 2
Check structure and formatting: 2 guidelines to check
1.3.1 Info and
relationships
Check headings, lists,
tables, quotations
Check headings
Structure > Headings
Check lists
Structure > List items
Check tables
Tables > Show data tables
Check quotations
Structure > Q/blockquote
2.4.6 Headings and labels
Read through content
Headings > heading structure
Part 3
Check navigation: 2 guidelines to check
2.4.2 Page titled
Doc info > Metadata information
2.4.4 Link purpose
Doc info > List links
Part 4
Check images: 5 guidelines
1.1.1 Non-text content
Images > Show images
1.4.1 Use of colour
Print in black and white
1.4.3 Contrast
Colour > Contrast analyser (application)
1.4.5 Images of text
Images > Show images
3.2.4 Consistent identification
Check icons and text alts across pages
Skill up your
web writers
Empower them to play
their role in your web
accessibility efforts

We'd love to help
www.4syllab...
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Accessibility evaluation for web writers (OzeWAI 2013)

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Short presentation on teaching web writers to do a quick accessibility evaluation of their content, colleagues' content they need to review, or existing content they need to maintain. Based on WCAG 2.0 AA conformance.

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Accessibility evaluation for web writers (OzeWAI 2013)

  1. 1. Accessibility evaluation for web writers OzeWAI 2013 Dey Alexander dey@4syllables.com.au
  2. 2. Why writers? Content often gets little attention Accessible templates don't guarantee accessible content Writers (who are rarely 'web writers') often know the least about accessibility Some simple checks can make a big difference
  3. 3. 4 tools Web Accessibility Toolbar www.visionaustralia.org/digital-access-wat Colour Contrast Analyser www.visionaustralia.org/digital-access-cca MS Word (any version) or www.read-able.com (if evaluating for WCAG 2.0 AAA conformance) Printer
  4. 4. A checklist Covers only the WCAG guidelines relevant to writers Writing Structure and formatting Navigation Images 2 versions AA - 11 guidelines AAA - 19 guidelines
  5. 5. And a process to follow I'll walk you through the process for WCAG 2.0 AAconformance Get the checklist and process from my website
  6. 6. Part 1 Check written content - 2 guidelines
  7. 7. 1.3.3 Sensory characteristics Read through the content
  8. 8. 3.2.1 Language of parts Doc info > Show lang attributes
  9. 9. Part 2 Check structure and formatting: 2 guidelines to check
  10. 10. 1.3.1 Info and relationships Check headings, lists, tables, quotations
  11. 11. Check headings Structure > Headings
  12. 12. Check lists Structure > List items
  13. 13. Check tables Tables > Show data tables
  14. 14. Check quotations Structure > Q/blockquote
  15. 15. 2.4.6 Headings and labels Read through content Headings > heading structure
  16. 16. Part 3 Check navigation: 2 guidelines to check
  17. 17. 2.4.2 Page titled Doc info > Metadata information
  18. 18. 2.4.4 Link purpose Doc info > List links
  19. 19. Part 4 Check images: 5 guidelines
  20. 20. 1.1.1 Non-text content Images > Show images
  21. 21. 1.4.1 Use of colour Print in black and white
  22. 22. 1.4.3 Contrast Colour > Contrast analyser (application)
  23. 23. 1.4.5 Images of text Images > Show images
  24. 24. 3.2.4 Consistent identification Check icons and text alts across pages
  25. 25. Skill up your web writers Empower them to play their role in your web accessibility efforts We'd love to help www.4syllables.com.au/resources/accessibility

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