Web Accessibility – What Do I Have To Do?

(This is taken from the first week’s handout for WordPress training sessions.)

Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Place – Your Audience!

What do we have to do to make sure that everyone has access to the information we’re putting on our Web sites? The answers are surprisingly simple and easy to implement.

And this is where we come in, with information, training and resources that you need to understand what to do.

We will be asking you to think about how someone who has problems hearing or seeing or moving a mouse, or who is colorblind, or has other difficulties might perceive your site.  And then to make adjustments to ensure that they also can enjoy what you have to offer.

What You Will Learn:

In addition to learning how to use the tools in WordPress, you will learn

  1. Best practices for evaluating and structuring your content to determine the best way to present it on the Web
  2. When to provide a downloadable document instead of a Web page or online form, and how to make those documents accessible.
  3. How to make images perceivable to those who can’t see them
  4. How to create links that give visitors clear information about where the link will take them if they click on it.
  5. How to make sure that your unsighted visitors can still enjoy your videos and those who can’t hear can still enjoy your audio recordings.
  6. Best practices for using color on your Web page
  7. When and when not to use tables and how to create tables that everyone can understand.

It’s Easy!

It’s not hard – really!  It’s not complicated and it’s not a lot of extra work. You just need to learn a few guidelines and the techniques will soon be second nature. And we’re here to help you every step of the way.