Demystifying the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Composed of principles, guidelines, and testable success criteria, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is used to identify Web accessibility requirements. Countries, companies, and organizations rely on WCAG as an international recommendation. In short, WCAG is the de facto standard of Web Accessibility.

Written in precise language that can be difficult to interpret and fully understand, its 4 principles, 13 guidelines, and 78 success criteria can seem intimidating at first glance. Plus, it is hard to understand the implications of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) if you don’t understand how people with disabilities use the Web.

Join Knowbility's Sr. Accessibility Strategist, Becky Gibson, to dive into WCAG using real-world examples in order to help you make your own digital content more accessible to people for all abilities.

Key takeaways:
  • Learn each of the Level A and AA success criteria
  • Discover how each Success Criterion affects people with disabilities
  • Determine whether the designer, developer, or the content author is responsible for meeting each success criterion.
  • Learn fundamental accessibility testing techniques and tools.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and browser inspect tools is helpful but not required
  • To fully participate in the examples, install at least one of the following testing aids in your browser. In order of preference:
  • Testing tools not needed if you are familiar with browser inspect tools such as Chrome Dev Tools

This workshop is Knowbility's WCAG by Example Workshop, originally held on November 7, 2019.

Meet Your Instructor

    Becky Gibson
    Becky Gibson

    Becky Gibson is a recognized expert in the field of digital inclusion and enabling accessible solutions. Her extensive career as a Software Engineer and Accessibility Architect impacted products, customer strategy, and industry standards. She is passionate about making Web and mobile applications usable for people of all abilities. 

    Becky co-chairs the W3C Accessible Platform Architecture working group. She participated in the creation of W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and helped to develop and demonstrate the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) specification. Becky shares her accessibility experience training and working with clients and as an invited speaker at conferences. 

Price: $149

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