Web Accessibility - mun.ca

Web Accessibility - mun.ca

Web Accessibility Web Accessibility Committee Memorial University of Newfoundland Presentation to Webdays 2005 What is happening at Memorial in this area? Creation of Web Accessibility Committee

Membership Presented By

Paul Whittle, Web Manager University Relations Gerry Porter, Graphic Artist Distance Education & Learning Technologies Ruth North, Student Affairs Officer Glenn Roy Blundon Centre Kier Martin, Program Co-ordinator Independent Living Resource Centre University & Universality "The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone

regardless of disability is an essential aspect." Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web What is Web Accessibility? Web accessibility simply means making your site accessible to people with a variety of disabilities or to people using different types of assistive devices. This includes people with color blindness, hearing impairment, blindness, and motor skill impairment as

well as people using wireless and handheld devicesWeb-enabled phones, handheld computers, etc (Zehno, 2005). Web Accessibility Committee Short-term goals: Get institutional commitment (resources) to support committees work

Build awareness about Web accessibility Develop a set of best practices for campus Web development community What is happening at Memorial in this area? Longer term goals:

Create & implement guidelines/policy through a series of recommendations for updating pages over time using accepted tools (e.g. APrompt, Bobby, W3C) & best practices Provide guidance, consultation & resources as required to those wishing to address accessibility

Build accessibility standards into Site Builder & other Web tools Why is Web accessibility important? Legal Considerations Human rights legislation

Ethical Considerations Its the right thing to do! Practical Considerations Promotion & recruitment tool Increased usability for all people How can you make your site more accessible? Top Ten Solutions from W3C

Images & animations: Use the alt attribute to describe the function of each visual. Image maps. Use the client-side map and text for hotspots. How can you make your site more accessible?

Multimedia. Provide captioning & transcripts of audio, and descriptions of video. Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out of context. For example, avoid "click here.

Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent structure. Use CSS for layout and style where possible. How can you make your site more accessible?

Graphs & charts. Summarize or use the longdesc attribute. Scripts, applets, & plug-ins. Provide alternative content in case active features are inaccessible or unsupported. Frames. Use the noframes element and meaningful titles.

How can you make your site more accessible? Tables. Make line-by-line reading sensible. Summarize. Also remember to check your work. Validate. Use tools, checklist, and guidelines at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG

Demonstration www.dis-it.ca Questions? Further References http://wic.ucs.mun.ca/wac (WAC Home Page Also Under About MUN.ca on Main Page) http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Q uickTips/ (W3C Web Accessibility Initiative)

Other References http://www.mun.ca/student/disabilities (Glenn Roy Blundon Centre) http://www.ilrc.nf.ca/programs/ilrc_cap. htm (Independent Living Resource Center Computer Resources)

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