Basic Web Accessibility. Nick Ogrizovich Universal Design Technology Lab. Roadmap for today. Accessibility- basics. Legal Basics. POUR. Headings- Structured Formats. ALT text. PDF Accessibility. Captioned Videos. Testing/Validation. Conclusion. What really prompted the web?.
Basic Web Accessibility
Nick OgrizovichUniversal Design Technology Lab
Headings- Structured Formats
The goal of providing accessible written content can be accomplished by being a POUR writer.
“Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
“This means that users must be able to understand the information as well as the operation of the user interface (the content or operation cannot be beyond their understanding).”
What is plain language and how can it help fulfill the WCAG 2.0 “Understandable” requirement?
Why is a lot of web content bad?
Headings & Structure
<h1>This is the main heading</h1>
<h2>This is a secondary heading</h2>
<h2>This is another secondary heading</h2>
DON’T: Use <h1> after using <h2>, <h3> etc. Headings are not visual formatting tools in html.
Alternate (ALT) Text
<imgsrc=“uvmlogo.gif” alt=“uvm logo”>
PDF is great for documents where:
For many documents, HTML or Word may be a better choice