Course: Writing for WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards


Understand the structure and purpose of the WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines and the 4 principles of accessibility. Find out your responsibilities when you write or edit digital content and PDF documents.

This superb training course offers a user-friendly overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). The target audience is web writers and content strategists, who publish official information on government websites and intranets in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, and any other country or organization that bases its accessibility standard on WCAG 2.0.

Course contents

  1. The purpose, structure and requirements of WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (USA), as they apply to content authors.
  2. How you can be a content author by accident, without realizing it.
  3. How people access web content when they have disabilities such as blindness, hearing loss, dyslexia or limited movement.
  4. The four principles of accessibility: anyone should be able to perceive, use, understand and get the information you publish online.
  5. Guidelines and techniques for creating content that is perceivable: if not by one method (e.g. reading), then by another (e.g. by hearing the information read aloud by a computer). This includes video and audio content.
  6. Guidelines and techniques for creating operable content: small gestures that will help the web team's technical work.
  7. What you can and must do to make sure your content is readable: there's more to it than plain language.
  8. Robust content: what you must do to avoid corrupting the code that supports your content.

How this course works

Audience: For web teams, intranet teams, content publishers, content strategists, web writers, web copywriters, accessibility consultants, government staff who write and publish official information. 

Prerequisites: None, apart from a computer and internet access. No IT knowledge required.

Qualification: Short course: PDF Certificate when you pass the test. CPD credit: one hour.

Time and place: Distance learning. Start any time. Study online: your place, your pace.

Duration: About 1 hour's study. You can access this e-learning course for 60 days from the time you first log in.

Related courses: The Diploma in Accessible Content and the Certificate in Accessible Content include this e-learning course.

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