A complete guide to web accessibility for designers

  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 5 Mar 2015
  • Access: Premium

Quick facts

A practical resource for content authors that shows you how to comply with WCAG 2.0. Each topic explains what you need to do, why you need to do it and how to do it in easy-to-understand language.

As a designer, you need to know a lot if you want to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). But that doesn't mean it has to be hard.

There's no need to scour the web looking for the occasionally helpful nugget of information, piecing them together, and hoping they're right. That takes forever, and you still end up with a patchwork quilt with lots of holes in it.

Virtually everything you need to know is right here. What to do, why to do it and how to do it. All in one place, all easy to find and follow. Unlike the WCAG 2.0 materials, this guide is written specifically for designers and includes additional techniques for emerging technologies. Obviously it won't teach you how to design; you already know how to do that. But it will teach you all the things you need to consider when building accessible digital experiences.

Our accessibility specialists have done all the research and hard work, so you can just learn it quickly and get on with the job.

Topics include:

  1. Heading structure
  2. Reading order and focus order
  3. Colour and colour contrast
  4. Input assistance and errors
  5. Fonts, text size and capital letters
  6. Link text, style and focus
  7. Bypassing blocks of content
  8. Navigation and identification
  9. Video and audio
  10. Visible focus
  11. Carousels and slideshows
  12. Form controls

It's a go-to resource thoroughly researched by a team of accessibility specialists that will not only aid in the understanding of web accessibility but also the implementation.

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This guide is part of our premium content range. To access it, you need a 12-month premium subscription — but let's put that in perspective. How many hours will you waste if you try to find free information on the internet? And how can you be sure that free info is correct? Or comprehensive? Or specific to your role?

With a premium subscription, you get virtually everything you need, all in one place. All you need to do is follow the information provided, and you'll know you're covered.

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