Ingredients for Web Accessibility: A Step-Through Overview

[@@introduction@@ Much of the focus of Web accessibility has been on the responsibilities of Web content developers. This view misses the crucial interdependence of other "ingredients" of Web development and interaction.]

This overview introduces how the different ingredients each have a role in Web accessibility, and the WAI guidelines for the different ingredients.

See also:
About Ingredients for Web Accessibility Step-Through Overview
includes instructions for using this material.

Web Content

Web content is the information in a Web page or Web application,
including text, images, forms, sounds, and such.

Getting Web Content

People ("users") use
Web browsers, media players,
assistive technologies,
and other "user agents"
to get and interact with Web content.

Making Web Content

Web content developers
use authoring tools and evaluation tools
to create Web content. (@@update iamges)

Ingredients for Web Accessibility

Next, let's take a closer look at each ingredient
along with an example, alternative text equivalents or "alt text"

Alt Text in Web Content

<img alt="Web Accessibility Initiative logo"... />

Getting Web Content

Making Web Content

Ingredients for Web Accessibility

Question: How do you know who is suppose to do what for Web accessibility?
Answer: W3C WAI Accessibility Guidelines...

W3C WAI Accessibility Guidelines

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Version: DRAFT $Date: 2006/09/13 00:30:00 $
Editor: Shawn Lawton Henry. Graphic artist: Michael Duffy.
Developed with the Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG).
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