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Making Web Content Accessible

You’re most likely here because you need to make sure the web content you’re working on is accessible to people with disabilities.

You might have a specific problem, like:

  • how reading order affects accessibility
  • how spelling, grammar and capitalization affects accessibility
  • how to use color and color contrast in an accessible way
  • how to make content consistent and linear
  • how to format dates for accessibility

Perhaps you need a comprehensive list of likely issues with the accessibility of web content – and how to address them. Or maybe you just want to ask a direct question and get a clear, expert response.

You’re in the right place.

OzWiki will tell you what you need to know to make web content accessible. The Content section details 17 accessibility problems and how to address them, demonstrating compliance with 14 WCAG Level A success criteria, one Level AA success criterion, and two Level AAA success criteria.

As a subscriber, you’ll also be able to request further or more detailed information relating to your specific situation.

See some examples

Shading alone has been used to convey information

Shading alone has been used to convey information

CategoryContent
TopicInsufficient
WCAG SC 1.3.3: Sensory Characteristics

Instructions provided for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, or sound.

http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/content-structure-separation-understanding.html

See more errors for this SC

LevelA
Technique(s)

G111: Using color and pattern

G96: Providing textual identification of items that otherwise rely only on sensory information to be understood

ImpactHigh

Error

On some pages shading has been used to convey information.

Incorrect Example(s)

Example 1:Diagram
Screenshot:Diagram of the internal organs of a human. Small colon is white, Colon is dark blue
Example 2:Text size selected
Screenshot:Change text size indicator, with current size highlighted in blue

Solution

Ensure shading alone isn't used to convey information patterns as well as shading and/or colour; or provide a text alternative.

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OzWiki is an accessible resource that provides best known methods to achieve A & AA level design and interaction for web content in areas such as Audio, Video, Link, Captcha, Maps, Navigation and more. These outlined accessibility errors, examples and solutions help you become 508 compliant by demonstrating associated WCAG 2.0 success criteria and techniques.

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