WAI: Strategies, guidelines, and resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities
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|area||document||priority for promo||notes||Is it relevant to curriculum? (Suzette's initial notes)|
|GetStart-People||1. Better Web Browsing: Tips||2.5||[Shadi] not quite done||No, users|
|GetStart-People||2. Contacting Orgs about Inaccessible||done||updated Dec 2011 or so||No, evangelists|
|GetStart-Basics||1. Accessibility - W3C, Intro||1.25||[open] need to figure out issues with w3c vs. wai pages||Yes, This is the W3C introduction – useful but not part of WAI|
|GetStart-Basics||2. Essential Components||1.5||
[Wayne & Sharron drafting]
[Ian & Shawn] need to finalize presentation
|Yes, Gives structure to the
components, and naming of parts – good for higher level students.
It is old and should be reviewed for updates.
See also slides.
|GetStart-Basics||3. Business Case||1.25||[Ian, Char, Shawn] need to finalize presentation;
[open] need to add links to mobile info & references section
|Yes, essential answer to ‘why’. Some
material may be too business orientated for computer students. Are resources
up to date?
See also slides.
Version Sept 2010
|DesignInclusion||1. How People with Disabilities Use the Web||2||[Shadi] not done
would be good to have short intro & videos
|Yes. Lot of valuable material. Needs
to be built into lesson plans and coursework assignments.
Video is a powerful medium. Teachers should think about whether they can arrange to meet with real people. It is difficult to promote iterative design when you can only test with automatic tools and not real people.
Despite mainstream teaching of disabled people it is likely that few 16-21’s have ever met a disabled person.
|DesignInclusion||2. & Older People: Meeting Needs
i. Developing for Older: How (WCAG) Applies
ii. Older Users: Literature Review
|2||docs all ready to go
note: have draft articles
|Yes. Lots of valuable material and
easier for students to relate to elderly relatives and similar. (2010)
How WCAG 2 applies is not scoped for teaching.(2010)
Lit review is good for higher level students eg Masters. Needs constant updating! (2008)
|DesignInclusion||3. & Mobile Web
i. Shared Experiences: Barriers Common
ii. Relationship MWBP and WCAG
[WAI staff & CG working on]
topic hot, but resources address tangential issue.
|Topic yes, content no. Is possibly
outdated 2008-2009 – this is a fast moving area.
Content is not scoped for teaching learning. How could it fit into an assignment or lesson plan?
|Guidelines&Tech||1. WCAG, WCAG 2.0 at a Glance||Yes to content and giving students
skills to understand the original material.
I still need to review the different entries in detail. Most is far too complex for 16-21 year olds making their first accessible website.
Teachers would need guidance on how to break it down into simple lessons eg via ‘BAD” demo.
‘At a glance’ is useful and gives a starting point.
Conversion of WCAG 1 to 2.0 should not be needed for new students – they don’t have to unlearn past learning but teachers may need to.
|Guidelines&Tech||2. ATAG||[OPEN - separate or along with Components?]||Possibly at introductory level. May have relevance to specialists eg Assistive technology courses, or higher level 3rd year bachelor or Masters looking for a challenging project.|
|Guidelines&Tech||3. UAAG||Possibly at introductory level. May have relevance to specialists eg Assistive technology courses, or at leading edge|
|Guidelines&Tech||4. EARL||Possibly at introductory level. May have relevance to specialists eg Assistive technology courses, or at leading edge|
|Guidelines&Tech||5. WAI-ARIA||Possibly at introductory level. May have relevance to specialists eg Assistive technology courses, or at leading edge|
|Guidelines&Tech||6. Referencing & Linking WAI Docs||?||Not as formulated here but 16-21 year olds have to learn how to reference properly to academic texts and to online resources!|
|Guidelines&Tech||7. W3C Process||?|
|PlanImpl-Policy||1. Standards Harmonization||->||
[Judy] new version not done
specific target, rather than broad audience
|PlanImpl-Policy||2. Policies||3||[Judy] update not done||Yes, international policies is
important but seriously out of date.
|PlanImpl-Policy||3. Developing Org Policies||1.5||[OPEN (EOWG)] need to check freshness/staleness|
|PlanImpl-Manage||1. Implementation Plan||1.95||[OPEN (EOWG)] need to check freshness/staleness|
|PlanImpl-Manage||2. Improving the Accessibility||2||[OPEN (EOWG)] need to check freshness/staleness|
|PlanImpl-Manage||3. Involving Users||1.5||doc all ready to go|
|PlanImpl-Manage||4. Selecting and Using Authoring Tools||1.75||outdated - priority for updating for ATAG promotion???|
|Eval||1, 2, 3. Preliminary, Conform, Specific||outdated (updating with WAI-ACT)||Yes to topic. Content needs updating|
|Eval||4. Involving Users||doc all ready to go||Yes,
Was this updated 2010?
See also ‘involving users in planning section which was revised 2010.
|Eval||5. Tools database, Selecting Tools||outdated (updating with WAI-ACT)|
|Eval||6. Combined Expertise||outdated (updating with WAI-ACT)|
|Eval||7. Template Eval Reports||outdated (updating with WAI-ACT)|
|Pres&Tuots||1. Make Your Presentations Accessible||done||updated Feb 2012||Yes, indirectly for teachers to
encourage students with special needs.
Could add teachers as target audience – focus on ‘learning outcomes’ can help teachers find alternative routes to delivery of materials and student assessments. Availability of WAI materials in HTML is a bonus while much university material is based on print materials and PDF.
|Pres&Tuots||2. Before and After Demonstration (BAD)||done||updated early 2012||Yes, good resource especially as it
can be difficult to find examples of good practice. Quite complex, may
benefit from suggestions on how to break it down into bite size pieces and to
build it into a practical class activity/ lesson plan
Version release 2012
|Pres&Tuots||3. Web Accessibility Presentations||v||(note: slides easier to digest than longer docs that they relate to)||Yes, teachers need materials which engage with students|
|Pres&Tuots||i. Overview WAI Slides||2||outdated||Yes, updated overview should be a
[Ian, Shawn] need to finalize presentation
[Wayne & Sharron drafting]
|Yes, linked to Basics 2 above
|Pres&Tuots||iii. Benefits of WCAG 2||1.5||[Ian, Shawn] need to finalize presentation||Possibly, Need benefits, but not the
explanation of progress from WCAG 1.
Students don’t need the history or justification
|Pres&Tuots||iv. Using WCAG 2||2||[Ian, Shawn] need to finalize presentation||Maybe!
I used a slide from this one to introduce the different materials. But couldn’t see how to use the whole thing or to make it exciting.
|Pres&Tuots||v. for Older Users||3||[Ian, Shawn] need to finalize presentation||Yes, useful
Used as introduction to assignment on redesigning a website for an older person user organisation.
Connect also with video or personas. Note that some older people now include Bill Gates and Tim Berners Lee and others who have used computers for over 40 years.
|Pres&Tuots||vi. Smart Business||1||[Ian, Char, Shawn] need to finalize presentation||Yes, good
I haven’t read the details but looks a more visually exciting presentation than the others which is important for getting students to engage.
No link to HTML version
|Pres&Tuots||4. Developing Pres & Train||1.75||(gives less than what people expect/need)||Maybe
Would need new materials to recommend teaching curriculum and materials for different age-groups/educational levels, or subject discipline
|Pres&Tuots||5. Handouts & print material||1||
(outdated) (more ideas)
focused audience: mostly presenters
|Get with WAI||1. Participating in WAI||->||maybe focused audience||No|
|Get with WAI||2. About WAI||4||No|
|Get with WAI||3. Using WAI Material||1||Shadi has issues.|
|Get with WAI||4. Getting Announcements||1||probably this is just adding a blurb in other outreach messaging||No|
|Get with WAI||5. WAI Groups||4||No|