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The Importance of Accessibility

  • You can learn more about accessibility by going to and choose the accessibility link in the left for more detailed information on web accessibility
  • Accessibility is an important issue when working on the web
  • Anyone who is unable to view a monitor, or use a keyboard or mouse must have the web page read to them
  • Accessibility is also important for sighted users who have specific problems viewing web pages such as color blindness
  • It is up to website designers and developers to be sure that website content is accessible to everyone
  • The 508 standard was created in the US but there is a worldwide standard created by the W3C, the worldwide organization that controls standards and makes recommendations for the internet
  • The accessibility standards are based on 4 different terms described at
  • It is up to you to follow and plan for accessibility for your website
  • Also keep in mind that many people will be using touch devices to view your pages

The Importance of Accessibility

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Accessibility 0:15
    • What is Accessibility?
    • W3C
    • Recommended Standards Including Accessibility
    • Don't Forget
    • Accessibility = More User-Friendly
    • Accessibility in Planning Stages
  • Web Accessibility Initiative 2:33
    • Global Issue
    • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
    • Info Meant for Web Developers, Authors, etc.
    • What is in WCAG 2.0
  • Getting Started with Web Accessibility 4:47
    • Things to Think About When Planning
    • How the Components Relate
  • Concepts of Accessibility 6:20
    • Perceivable
    • Operable
    • Understandable
    • Robust
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