Confirming accessibility of websites for people with special needs

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Web Design Confirming accessibility of websites for people with special needs
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From the official document:

"This unit defines the competency required to ensure that a website is accessible to users with special needs including people with disabilities."

Basically, that means this unit is based on building a website that everybody can use.

You can read more about this unit on the National Training Information Systems Official document for ICAT4183A.

This unit forms part of the following qualifications:


How this unit will help you[edit]

After learning and applying the skills required by this unit you'll be able to demonstrate your skills in:

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1. Identify accessibility standards
  1. Research and identify specific user groups with particular accessibility requirements
  2. Identify general legislated and industry accessibility standards and requirements to understand the wider context of accessibility
  3. Identify web development standards and prioritise application
  4. Consolidate specific and general standards and requirements into an accessibility checklist for application to website related work
2. Test for accessibility of website
  1. Select and prepare appropriate automatic testing tools and software
  2. Run automatic testing tools and based on results, make and document changes
  3. Ensure that the text equivalent for every non-text element is present in the website where feasible
  4. Verify that all information conveyed with colour is also available without colour
  5. Identify all changes in the natural language of a document text
  6. Check and ensure that document can be read without style sheets
  7. Check and ensure that all priorities identified in the analysis of web development standards are met and completed
  8. Test site with different user groups'ensure that the site transforms successfully and maintains accessibility'
3. Test pages
  1. Check and ensure that pages are not dependent on colour and can operate in a monochrome environment
  2. Check and ensure that pages are logical and accessible in a text-only environment
  3. Verify that pages operate correctly on text-to-speech browser
  4. Have the accessibility of the website signed off by an appropriate person as meeting web development standards
  • translate the above elements and performance criteria into plain english and summarise here...

Ideas for learning the required skills[edit]


Ideas for demonstrating this unit[edit]

The best way to demonstrate these skills is ...


Grading[edit]

If you are demonstrating this unit as part of a formal course, you might find that the unit is graded (meaning you can not only demonstrate your competence, but can also gain a credit or distinction). Your facilitator may already have set criteria that your college uses. If not, here are some ideas for possible credit/distinction activities that you can discuss with your facilitator:


Notes and discrepancies[edit]