A complete guide to web accessibility for developers

  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 28 Jan 2015
  • Access: Premium

Quick facts

A practical resource for web developers 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 developer, 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 developers and includes additional techniques for emerging technologies. Obviously it won't teach you how to code; 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. CAPTCHA
  2. Input assistance, errors and required fields
  3. Colour and colour contrast
  4. Keyboard inputs and alternatives
  5. Images and text alternatives
  6. Timing and timeouts
  7. Forms
  8. Bypassing blocks of content
  9. Video and audio
  10. Semantic markup, page titles and language
  11. Reading order and focus order
  12. Text size and page width
  13. Carousels and slideshows
  14. Tables, data and information
  15. Navigation, identification and controls
  16. Dynamic content

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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