Use heading elements (H1-H6) to provide appropriate labels for landmarks, and to identify subsections of content within landmarks.
Use ARIA landmark roles to structure the content of each page and identify major sections of content, thus making them more findable and navigable. The use of landmarks will, in many cases, reflect the visual styling and page layouts that web designers utilize to set apart various sections of content.
Dynamic content and HTML5 technologies are rapidly become a standard part of web design. This tutorial will show how to use the Accessible Rich Internet Accessibility (ARIA) technologies and HTML5/CSS to improve the accessibility of dynamic web content to meet WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA requirements. Participants will learn how accessible markup impacts users with disabilities using screen readers, by testing the examples created in the course with a screen reader (NVDA). The tutorial will also present Open Source tools for inspecting the accessibility of web resources.
About Evaluation Tools
One of the goals of the ITaccess Initiative is to enable web staff to do self-evaluation and assessment of their web sites. Here is a list of tools that will help you accomplish this goal.
There are many approaches to website evaluation, and they can seem daunting, especially if you are not an accessibility professional. Thankfully, there are some excellent tools that can assist you in your evaluation process, but such tools are only useful as a step in the evaluation process. This page will cover some key principles to keep in mind as you perform your accessibility evaluations.