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.

Web Accessibility in Perspective

Shawn Lawton Henry, W3C WAI

Last updated: 12 October 2004


Perspectives on Web Accessibility


Defining Web Accessibility

WAI resource: http://www.w3.org/Talks/WAI-Intro/slide3-0.html

Impact of Web on People with Disabilities

WAI resource: http://www.w3.org/Talks/WAI-Intro/slide5-0.html



Situational limitations

Defining Web Accessibility

From WAI Online Overview:

WAI resource: http://www.w3.org/Talks/WAI-Intro/slide3-0.html

Components of Web Accessibility

WAI coverage of components

WCAG 1.0 (wuh-kag)

Anatomy of WCAG 1.0

Navigating WCAG 1.0 Documents

WCAG 2.0 Working Draft

WAI Resource: Requirements for WCAG 2.0

When WCAG 2.0 final ?

W3C Process Document: 7 W3C Recommendation Track Process

(Presenting the case, Jon Dodd)

Usability - Accessibility Synergy

Usability - Accessibility Guidelines Overlap

Activity: Consistency


Fundamental Concepts

Perceivable example

Perceivable example: color coding

Operable example

Understandable example: clear links

Understandable example: identifying language

Perceivable example: units