Developing Websites for Accessibility: Getting Started

Learn how those with disabilities access and use the web, how to test and evaluate accessibility, design considerations, how to build accessible forms, and how to provide accessibility to images and other media in this hands-on course.
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(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 28, 2020
Duration
2h 24m
Table of contents
Course Overview
An Introduction to Web Accessibility
Understanding How Disabilities and Impairments Affect the Way People Use the Web
Understanding WCAG Guidelines and Developing a Testing Strategy
Designing with Accessibility in Mind
Developing Accessible Navigation and Content
Developing Accessible Forms
Adding Accessibility to Images and Media
Conclusion
Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 28, 2020
Duration
2h 24m
Description

The web is designed to work for all people regardless of ability or disability, but accessibility for those with special needs is often overlooked in both the design and development processes. In this course, Developing Websites for Accessibility: Getting Started, you will gain foundational knowledge of common accessibility issues and how you can address them. First, you will learn how those with various disabilities access and use the web. Next, you will explore the WCAG guidelines and discover the ways in which you can meet them. Then, you will discover how to better design and code for those facing these issues. Finally, you will see how to make forms and media more accessible. When you are finished with this course, you will have a solid foundation to begin creating solutions that work, not just for those without disabilities and impairments, but for everyone.

About the author
About the author

Brian Treese is the Chief Designer at SoCreate, a company building a fun and easy way to turn great ideas into movie & TV show scripts. Technically a Web Designer (he's always loved the aesthetic side of the web), but his expertise does not stop at Photoshop and Illustrator.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Brian Trees. Welcome to my course. Developing websites for accessibility Getting started. This beginner level course covers a broad range of topics related to accessibility on the Web. It provides you with the fundamental knowledge that you'll need to begin building accessible websites today. Along the way will work with an existing website with several accessibility issues. We will learn and apply these learnings to the site, addressing accessibility issues and making it more usable for all. We'll learn about the many different ways that people with disabilities or impairments access and experience our site, and we'll learn about the many different ways that we can help them to navigate and interact with ease. Once we're done, the site will serve as a reference to help guide your accessibility efforts in future design and development projects. This course is built around helping you come up to speed quickly in the following areas, understanding common disabilities and how they affect web use and common pitfalls that those with them experience on the Web. Understanding guidelines and developing accessibility testing strategies, developing websites with accessibility in mind, developing accessible website navigation and content to make it easy for anyone to find what they're looking for and understand it too. Developing accessible Web forms that can be completed successfully by pretty much everyone and adding accessibility to images and other media like video and audio, so that it could be consumed by everyone, not just those that can see in here. By the end of this course, you will know the basics that you need to get started building your own accessible websites before starting the course. You should be familiar with HTML CSS, and you should have a basic understanding of common Web design and development principles. I hope you'll join me on this journey through developing websites for accessibility getting started.