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Icaweb402a confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs by angela bice

ICAWEB402A Confirm accessibility of website for people with special needsBy Angela Bice


Identify accessibility standards

Identify Accessibility Standards

  • The standards or legislation defines how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. WACG 2.0 has 12 guideline that are organised under 4 principles which include:

    - Principle 1: Perceivable - Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.


Icaweb402a confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs by angela bice

  • Principle 2: Operable - User interface components and navigation must be operable.

  • Principle 3: Understandable - Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

  • Principle 4: Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.


Principle 2 operable user interface components and navigation must be operable

Principle 2: Operable - User interface components and navigation must be operable.

  • Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible: Make all functionality available from a keyboard.

  • Guideline 2.2 Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use content.

  • Guideline 2.3 Seizures: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.

  • Guideline 2.4 Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.


Visual disabilities

Visual Disabilities

  • This can include people with low vision, colour blindness and blindness.

  • Barriers that may occur could include:

  • Video that is not described in text or audio,

  • Web pages with absolute font sizes

  • Colour that is used as a unique marker to emphasize text on a Web site

  • Text that inadequately contrasts with background colour or patterns.


Icaweb402a confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs by angela bice

  • To overcome some of these barriers you can download some software like:

  • Screen readers

  • Voice browsers

  • Text based browsers

  • Use the alt”” tag for images

  • Refreshable Braille display and tabbing through heading and link


Physical disabilities

Physical Disabilities

  • This can include motor disabilities like weakness, limitation of movement, joint problems, missing limbs and pain that impedes movement.

  • Barriers that may occur could include:

  • Time-limited response options on Web pages

  • Browsers that do not support keyboard alternatives

  • No tabbing in forms


Icaweb402a confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs by angela bice

  • To overcome some of these barriers you can:

  • use a specialized mouse

  • Keyboard keys easily accessible

  • Use a code for tabbing (<A TABINDEX="1" ACCESSKEY="P" HREF=" ....">)

  • A pointing device like head-mouse

  • Voice recognition software

  • Eye-gaze system


Hearing disabilities

Hearing Disabilities

  • This can include people with hard of hearing, deafness, deaf-blindness, non English speaking

  • Some barriers can include:

  • No captions or transcripts

  • Text cannot be adjusted

  • Voice only operated sites


Icaweb402a confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs by angela bice

  • To over come some hearing disability barriers you can:

  • Captions

  • Volume controls

  • Transcripts on sites

  • Images with descriptions

  • Language options


Checklist 1

Checklist 1


Checklist 2

Checklist 2


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