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From: Claudia Burdisso
Date: Sun, Nov 24 2019 9:32AM
Subject: Website Accessibility for non experts - Main things to look at
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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

From: Carly Gerard
Date: Sun, Nov 24 2019 11:47AM
Subject: Re: Website Accessibility for non experts - Main things to look at
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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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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

From: Claudia Burdisso
Date: Sun, Nov 24 2019 3:19PM
Subject: Re: Website Accessibility for non experts - Main things to look at
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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 ADDRESS 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
> = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | (360) 650-3944
> > From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > on behalf of
> Claudia Burdisso < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:32:19 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS 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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From: Colin Osterhout
Date: Mon, Nov 25 2019 11:04AM
Subject: Re: Website Accessibility for non experts - Main things to look at
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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 ADDRESS 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 ADDRESS 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
> > = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = | (360) 650-3944
> > > > From: WebAIM-Forum < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = > on behalf of
> > Claudia Burdisso < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> > Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 8:32:19 AM
> > To: WebAIM Discussion List < = EMAIL ADDRESS 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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> > > > >


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