Curriculum for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: Course Outline

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Please read this page before continuing with the curriculum.

The Curriculum

This curriculum comprises:

  1. An Introductory section we will refer to as "The Introduction Set",
  2. Guidelines for Web Content Accessibility, otherwise known as "The Guideline Set",
  3. Checkpoints for meeting the Guideline requirements, or "The Checkpoint Set",
  4. and Examples for implementing the Checkpoints, or "The Example Set".

The Introduction set covers such topics as:

The Guideline Set

The Guideline set presents a version of the W3C Recommendation "Web Content Accessibiliy Guidelines" (See the note about compliance, below). This set presents each guideline in separately. It explains why following this guideline is important to the accessibility of a web site, a web page or a web application. Each guideline slide links to a subsequent set of slides that highlight the "checkpoints" to consider when applying a guideline.

The Checkpoint Set

Each guideline refers to one or more "checkpoints" you need to consider when attempting to meet a guideline. In the Checkpoint Set, each slide shows the numbered checkpoints and the priority assigned to it. Each checkpoint then links to one or more example slides.

The Example Set

For each checkpoint, there are one or more pages of examples. The slides in the Example Set show how to implement each checkpoint, and where possible demonstrate what the result will look like in common use. In some cases numerous examples are needed to illustrate the techniques that will satisfy a checkpoint.

Please note that in all questions of compliance, the Recommendation is considered the definitive reference.

Links to introductory topics
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Introduction: Table-of-Contents Guidelines: Table-of-Contents Checkpoints: Table-of-Contents Examples: Table-of-Contents

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Chuck Letourneau & Geoff Freed

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

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