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e-Accessibility & e-Inclusion - Basics and problem awareness

This module is aimed at anyone interested in issues related to accessibility and disability in the context of information and communication technologies (ICT). In particular it is worth mentioning: ICT developers, editors and authors of digital content as well as decision makers and project managers in the field of digital publishing. The contents of this module are required for all other modules.

Facts

Duration
1 day
Targer group
everyone
Max. participants
12
Prior knowledge
none
Fee
CHF 1460.00
Module content e-Accessibility & e-Inclusion - Basics and problem awareness
Lecture Lecture content
e-Accessibility & e-Inclusion
  • Digital Transformation: Risks and opportunities
  • Vision e-Inclusion: all information services are available electronically and accessible: ICT, education, work, participation in social and cultural life, e-Services: e-Banking, e-Government, e-Voting, ...
  • e-Accessibility: Inclusion through ICT only works if it is accessible.
  • Historical outline of recent developments using the example of the "blind"
  • Legal aspects (minimal, BehiG, UNO-BRK)
Disabilities and ICT
  • Which disabilities are relevant in dealing with ICT? What are the main (most serious, most common) barriers and what types of disabilities do they affect?
  • How many people with disabilities are affected? Statistics
  • Disability concepts, temporary and environmental ompairments, age / demographic shift
  • What exactly is meant by ICT? Where and how does ICT influence our living environment?
Universal Design and WCAG I
  • Universal Design as an approach to meet the most diverse needs
  • Assistive technologies using the example of screen readers (blind person present)
  • WCAG as an implementation of Universal Design in the field of ICT
  • Technology-agnostic formulation
  • WCAG as the reference in international legislation (eCH 0059, P028, Section 508)
  • Structure of the WCAG (Principles, Guidelines, Success Criteria, conformance levels)
Screenreader Demo
  • The special role of screen readers in accessibility testing
  • Screen reader demo by blind person (PC, Mobile)
    • Example accessible website
    • Example of a non-accessible website
    • Semantic structure, non-text content, tables, widgets, CAPTCHAs, forms
    • Participants may "check" websites of interest
  • Participants try to use their own mobile devices to surf their web page of choice
Barriers: A closer look
  • Non-text content
  • Multimedia, audio, video
  • Semantics (structure, widgets, ...)
  • Sequential input (keyboard)
  • Colours and contrasts
  • Complexity
Development vs. editorial aspects
  • CMS vs. author-based barriers
  • Sustainable integration of accessibility in the ICT process
  • Interaction between development and editorial

Editorial aspects

Aimed at editors and authors of ICT content. A basic understanding of accessibility is required (see training module "eAccessibility & eInclusion - Basics and problem awareness")

Facts

Duration
1 day
Target group
Editors and authors
Max. participants
8
Prior knowledge
e-Accessibility & e-Inclusion
Fee
CHF 1460.00
Module content Editorial Aspects
Lecture Lecture content
Non Text Content
  • Informative graphics
  • Complex graphics (diagrams, organization charts, etc.) [diagramcenter.org]
  • Linked graphics and interactive icons
  • Decorative graphics
  • Article teasers and redundancy
Accessible multimedia
  • The 2-senses principle
  • Videos: Audio descriptions, subtitles and text transcriptions
  • Audio: Text transcriptions
  • Interaction of development and editorial department (accessible player software)
Semantics, screen readers, headings, tables, lists
  • What does semantics mean and why is the concept so important in accessibility?
  • Headings and headings structure
  • Lists and tables
  • Semantic HTML(5) elements
  • Semantics and Widgets
Screenreader Demo
  • The special role of screen readers in accessibility testing
  • Screen reader demo by blind person (PC, Mobile)
    • Example accessible website
    • Example of a non-accessible website
    • Semantic structure, non-text content, tables, widgets, CAPTCHAs, forms
    • Participants may "check" websites of interest
  • Participants try to use their own mobile devices to surf their web page of choice
WCAG: Editorial aspects in the guidelines
  • Where are the concepts of non-text content, multimedia and semantics reflected in the WCAGs?
  • Link texts and linked images, icons, buttons
  • Contrasts
  • Use of colour
  • Complexity and language
  • Requirements for barrier-free electronic documents
Independently create and test accessible content
  • Creating an accessible article page in pure HTML
  • Create accessible article page with CMS
  • Aids and tools for independent checking of editorially relevant accessibility requirements
  • Test website for accessibility independently
  • AT support and issues

Accessible ICT development I

This module is the first part for ICT developers. It deals in particular with the anchoring of the most diverse requirements in the WCAG. The second part focuses on widgets and the use of WAI-ARIA attributes. A basic understanding of accessibility is required (see training module "eAccessibility & eInclusion - Basics and problem awareness").

Facts

Duration
1 day
Target group
Editors and authors
Max. participants
8
Prior knowledge
e-Accessibility & e-Inclusion
Fee
CHF 1460.00
Module content Accessible ICT Development I
Lecture Lecture content
Semantics, keaboard operability and screen readers
  • What does semantics mean and why is the concept so important in accessibility?
  • Headings, headings structure, HTML5 landmarks and ARIA regions
  • Lists and tables
  • Semantics and Widgets
  • Keyboard operability and established interaction patterns
Screenreader Demo
  • The special role of screen readers in accessibility testing
  • Screen reader demo by blind person (PC, Mobile)
    • Example accessible website
    • Example of a non-accessible website
    • Semantic structure, non-text content, tables, widgets, CAPTCHAs, forms
    • Participants may "check" websites of interest
  • Participants try to use their own mobile devices to surf their web page of choice
WCAG developer + non-text content, colors, contrasts, etc.
  • Where are the concepts of semantics, heading structure, landmarks and regions as well as keyboard operability found in the WCAG?
  • Text alternatives for icons, symbols, and graphical switches
  • Data and layout tables
  • Skip links, search and/or sitemap, link texts, and much more
  • Language declaration of pages and parts
Independent accessibility testing (Tools)
  • Aids and tools for independent verification of developer-relevant accessibility requirements
  • Screen readers and keyboards as testing tools (introduction)
  • Independently test a website for accessibility
  • Dilemma: AT compatibility issues and support
Further resources
  • Help for self-help and further information
  • ADG, WAI tutorials, …
Navigation, forms and widgets (Intro)
  • Navigation areas (semantics, lists, location indication, ...)
  • Forms with labels (mandatory fields, error messages, WAI-ARIA, ...)
  • Responsive Design
  • Widgets and WAI-ARIA Introduction/li>
CMS development and accessibility processes
  • Special requirements for content management systems (Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines, ATAG)
  • Requirements specifications for web agencies
  • Sustainable integration of accessibility in the ICT process