A complete guide to web accessibility for content authors

  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 28 Jan 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 content author, 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 content managers, editors, writers, communications specialists and any individual working with online content. It also includes additional techniques for emerging technologies. Obviously it won't teach you how to write; you already know how to do that. But it will teach you all the things you need to consider when creating accessible content.

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

Topics include:

  1. Images
  2. Headings
  3. Lists
  4. Links
  5. Page titles
  6. Foreign words and phrases
  7. Acronyms and abbreviations
  8. Unusual words or jargon
  9. Readability
  10. Pronunciation
  11. Colour
  12. Colour contrast
  13. Tables
  14. Sensory characteristics
  15. Information and relationships

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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