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From: Colin Osterhout
Date: Nov 25, 2019 11:04AM


Thanks Carly for the morning read (curious about diagnostic.css
<https://github.com/karlgroves/diagnostic.css> in particular).

I'll put a recommendation here for WAVE <https://wave.webaim.org/>; it's a
great tool to scan through a page and pick out errors and things to look
more into. It's not a replacement for manually checking your site ("can I
get around the menus and fill out forms with only my keyboard?" for
instance), but it is super helpful.

On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 1:20 PM Claudia Burdisso < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
wrote:

> Hello Carly,
>
> Thank you for sharing that, it's very helpful! I'll definitely use it.
>
> Best,
>
>
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 10:47 AM Carly Gerard < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
> > Hi Claudia,
> >
> > I like Karl Groves’ article “ The 6 simplest web accessibility tests
> > anyone can do”:
> >
> https://karlgroves.com/2013/09/05/the-6-simplest-web-accessibility-tests-anyone-can-do
> .
> > It was written in 2013 so it mentions WCAG 2.0, not the current 2.1, but
> > the principles are still valid. They are basic, but key accessibility
> > checks that are a good intro to accessibility.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Carly
> >
> > Carly Gerard | She/Her/Hers
> > Web Accessibility Developer | Web Communication Technologies
> > Western Washington University
> > 516 High Street, Bellingham WA 98225
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> > > > From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > on behalf of
> > Claudia Burdisso < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:32:19 AM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> > Subject: [WebAIM] Website Accessibility for non experts - Main things to
> > look at
> >
> > Good Morning Group,
> >
> > I'm working on a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of Website
> > Accessibility for State Agencies that work with minority groups and
> > immigrants. My area of expertise is document accessibility but not
> website,
> > so I could use your help.
> >
> > What are some key elements that a person that is not experienced in
> > Accessibility should look at in their websites to see if they are being
> > "complaint" or not?
> > I understand that Accessibility is a continuum and not an absolute,
> > therefore is there a list of steps easy to understand or to follow in
> order
> > for them to see whether they are in a good path or not without consulting
> > an expert.
> >
> > My goal is to raise awareness and give them the tools to realize the
> > importance of it, to see the basic and then of course, leave it to the
> > experts to do the actual assessment and work.
> >
> > Thank you for your help!
> >
> > Claudia
> > > > > >
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