W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

This page contains material from a presentation at the WAI Best Practices Exchange Training in Madrid, Spain in February 2004. It is not intended to stand-alone; rather, it is primarily provided as reference material for participants in the training.

Using Style Sheets (CSS) for Accessible, Visually-Appealing Web Sites

Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C WAI

Last updated: 12 October 2004


Fundamental Concepts

Separate structure, content from presentation, style, layout

Structural Markup

Activity: Web Page Structure

WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints, structure


"But I want to make it look good!"

Style Sheets (CSS)

Example: CSS

CSS: Benefits

CSS in the real world

CSS: Examples

WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints, CSS

W3C Resources

CSS Demos