Easy Checks for Web Accessibility

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Have you ever wondered: “Is this web page accessible?” If you can use the Web, you can get a good start at an answer — no expertise required!

Whereas web accessibility evaluation tools spit out complex results that require knowledge to interpret, the W3C resource “Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility” provides a different approach. It walks you through some basic accessibility evaluation with guidance for understanding what you are checking. Most people can complete these checks in about 10 minutes once they understand them. If you’re new to web accessibility, it will take some time to learn. From the session, you’ll:

  • Learn simple steps for getting started evaluating 12 aspects of web accessibility.
  • Understand some basic accessibility barriers and solutions.
  • Gain confidence in reporting web accessibility problems.

This session provides a jump start to understanding and using Easy Checks so that you can start to answer: “Is this web page accessible?”.

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Date: January 22, 2015 Time: 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm photo of Shawn Henry

Shawn Henry

World Wide Web Consortium