Accessibility Crash Course
- ADA Overview
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990
August 6, 1991
Employment Application Process
Accessibility in the Workplace
Places of Public Accomdation
contagious and noncontagious diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments; cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, specific learning disabilities, HIV disease (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic), tuberculosis, drug addiction, and alcoholism
The functions under which a position or product was created to perform.
Changes in policies, practices, and procedures in order to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense.
If not readily achievable, alternative steps must be taken to make goods and services accessible.
Final Rule: issued December 13th, 2013
Phase 1: All “Core functions” must be WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA compliant by
December 12, 2015.
Phase 2: All remaining pages must be made compliant by December 12, 2016.
Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) 1986
Boiling ADA Down
The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.
Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1
Your site should be fully usable with a keyboard.
There should not be "traps" in your document or controls that prevent the user from escaping them without a mouse.
More commonly known as being able to be read by assistive technology like a screen reader.
Level A and AA
The More You Know
Sept 6-7, 2016
Knowability - AccessU
May 17-19, 2017
by Sharron Rush and Dr. John Slatin
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance
by Jim Thatcher
Khan Academy - tota11y
Google - Accessibility Developer Tools
Web AIM - WAVE Toolbar
Deque - aXe
Test A11y Things