Instructions for the "Components of Web Accessibility" Presentation and Step-by-Step Guide
The Components of Web Accessibility presentation and step-by-step guide [will be] available in 3 formats:
- Step-by-Step Guide for self-study [Draft] (updated July 2009) - see Step-by-Step Guide Instructions below.
- Presentation format [Draft] (updated July 2009) - compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint, Open Office Impress, and some other presentation software; see IMPORTANT: Notes Section for Presentation Materials below.
- HTML/CSS for presentations [Draft] (updated July 2009) - compatible with HTML Slidy and S5 slide formats; see IMPORTANT: Notes Section for Presentation Materials below.
Other presentations are available from WAI Presentations.
Web accessibility depends on more than web developers. The Components of Web Accessibility presentation/step-by-step guide tells you about different people and technology components that each have a vital role in providing Web accessibility. It has 21 slides/pages that:
- Briefly introduce the components — including authoring tools and browsers, then
Describe each component in more detail
- Describe the impact of weak components, and high quality components
- Introduce WAI Web accessibility guidelines that cover the different components
- Advance to next topic page: Enter or right arrow or PgDn or mouse click or space bar
Move backward to the previous topic page: left arrow or PgUp
- Show all topics in one page toggle: A (useful for printing)
- Font size increase and decrease: S and B or < and > or - and + on the number pad
- Contents list: C or click "contents" on the toolbar
- First topic page: Home
Last topic page: End
IMPORTANT: Notes Section for Presentation Materials
The presentation slides themselves have limited text so that participants do not have to read much during a presentation. The Notes section contains important information.
Make sure you read the notes for each slide. The first one starts with:
[NOTES SECTION: This is where the important information is for each slide.].
To view the Notes:
- In Open Office Impress: From the View menu, select Notes Page.
- In Microsoft PowerPoint: From the View menu, select Normal.
- In some screen readers: Ctrl+Shift+N.
- When using the HTML Slidey online slide show: a (the "a" key on your keyboard)
- Most software allows you to change the font size or zoom settings for the notes area.
See important information in How to Make Presentations Accessible to All and the Advice for Presenters section of the WAI Presentations page.
See the Permission and Reference section of the WAI Presentations page. The reference for this presentation is:
Components of Web Accessibility. Shawn Lawton Henry, ed. Copyright © 2010 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio). Status: Draft July 2009. www.w3.org/WAI/presentations/components/Overview
Credits for the images and information on permission to use the images are included in the Notes section where the image first appears.
The Components of Web Accessibility presentation was developed by the WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG), edited by Shawn Lawton Henry. Ian Pouncey, developed most of the [new] CSS [that we still need to implement on this one :-].
Comments are welcome to: firstname.lastname@example.org.