Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy

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Activities, Resources and Outcomes for the three phases in the Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy

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  • 4 principles: Perceivable, operable, understandable and robust 12 guidelines 61 success criteria
  • Website management strategies to address NTS
  • AIM: Appreciate usability and design issues for people with a disability Complements technical accessibility testing User testing alone CANNOT determine if a site is accessible
  • AIM: Appreciate usability and design issues for people with a disability Complements technical accessibility testing User testing alone CANNOT determine if a site is accessible
  • AIM: Appreciate usability and design issues for people with a disability Complements technical accessibility testing User testing alone CANNOT determine if a site is accessible
  • Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy

    1. 1. Neil King – Project Manager Web Accessibility Web Directions South Conference 2010 Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy Copyright Vision Australia 2010
    2. 2. WCAG 2.0 Structure Copyright Vision Australia 2010 Principles Guidelines Success Criteria Sufficient Techniques Advisory Techniques Failure Conditions
    3. 3. Phase 1 - Preparation <ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Websites to be tested for conformance with WCAG 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Training needs analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Risk assessment of websites and documents for conformance </li></ul>Copyright Vision Australia 2010
    4. 4. Phase 1 - Preparation Copyright Vision Australia 2010 <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Automated tools to partially identify conformance </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility toolbars and browser tools to help manually test WCAG success criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulate different types of users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage services of web accessibility professionals </li></ul>
    5. 5. Phase 1 - Preparation Copyright Vision Australia 2010 <ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmark how you align to WCAG 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Focused development plan for staff </li></ul><ul><li>But it can also help to identify... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility problems with site and documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems with development practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates required for style guides, guideline documents or CMS rules to support accessibility </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Phase 2 - Transition <ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Training and education of staff to meet requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Review of procurement policies and procedures to support ongoing compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade and review of infrastructure to support ongoing compliance </li></ul>Copyright Vision Australia 2010
    7. 7. Phase 2 - Transition Copyright Vision Australia 2010 <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Public accessibility workshops </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Accessibility procurement resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review of CMS capabilities and conformance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W3C Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Phase 2 - Transition Copyright Vision Australia 2010 <ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>Up skilling of staff to meet requirements, and Department wide awareness of accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure all software and services, present and future are maximised to support accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>But it can also help to identify... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures that will inform the Web Accessibility Action Plan </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Phase 3 - Implementation <ul><li>Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation plan to address common issues, priority services first </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a Web Accessibility Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Websites to be tested for conformance to WCAG 2.0 </li></ul>Copyright Vision Australia 2010
    10. 10. Phase 3 - Implementation <ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Tools and software from Phase 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Involve people with disabilities in the evaluation process </li></ul><ul><li>Employ the services of accessibility experts to conduct accessibility reviews and provide solutions to problems </li></ul>Copyright Vision Australia 2010
    11. 11. Phase 3 - Implementation Copyright Vision Australia 2010 <ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><li>WCAG 2.0 conforming websites </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a sustainable accessibility plan to help monitor and maintain accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>But it can also help to identify... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where resources can be saved on maintenance and efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure end-user satisfaction </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Resources Copyright Vision Australia 2010 <ul><li>Accessibility information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AGIMO Community of Expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>W3C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebAIM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Standards Groups (WSG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Industry Professionals Association (WIPA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neil King: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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