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Making your course content accessible for people with disabilities should already be an existing part of your moodle strategy. Applying techniques from the web content accessibility guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) will result in accessible web content which every student regardless of a disability can access, understand and use?
Not quite, WCAG 2.0 makes great progress towards ensuring web content is accessible, however by applying techniques with no clear understanding of what they actually achieve can often result in poor accessibility, difficult to understand content when navigating with assistive technology and in some instances wholly unusable even though it may be technically compliant.
The presentation will explain what WCAG 2.0 is, the types of disabilities a user may have and how those users navigate with assistive technology. By understanding the fundamentals of inclusive design practices with web accessibility will enabled content designers to begin to design more accessible content. We discuss the most common web accessibility pitfalls and how to fix them and how to check your own work is accessible using free online tools.