Benefits of eLearning
- Familiarize yourself with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the principles of Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR).
- Understand the different types of disabilities and impairments (visual, auditory, cognitive, physical).
- Use high-contrast color combinations to make the content easy to see and read.
- Make sure text size is adjustable and can be enlarged without losing content or functionality.
- Ensure that all elements, including buttons and links, are large enough to be easily clicked or tapped.
- Make sure all non-text content (images, videos, etc.) have alternative text descriptions.
- Create transcripts for audio content and captions for video content.
- Use plain language and provide definitions for complex terms or jargon.
- Ensure all content can be navigated using only a keyboard.
- Provide clear and consistent navigation options.
- Include a skip navigation link to allow users to bypass repeated content.
- Ensure all form fields are clearly labeled.
- Make sure error messages are clear and help users understand how to fix the problem.
- Ensure all interactive elements can be used via keyboard and provide clear feedback.
- Use semantic HTML to give meaning to your content and help assistive technologies understand it.
- Test your project with different assistive technologies (like screen readers) and on different devices.
- Regularly test your project for accessibility issues.
- Validate your code to ensure it meets accessibility standards.
- Consider involving users with disabilities in your testing process for real-world feedback.
- Include an accessibility statement outlining your commitment to accessibility and how users can report any issues.
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