From the official document:
Confirming accessibility of websites for people with special needs →
Original image: 'Access for skinny wheelchairs only' http://www.flickr.com/photos/20816835@N00/210641686 by: Richard Drdul "This unit defines the competency required to ensure that a website is accessible to users with special needs including people with disabilities."
Basically, that means this unit is based on building a website that everybody can use.
You can read more about this unit on the National Training Information Systems
Official document for ICAT4183A.
This unit forms part of the following qualifications:
How this unit will help you
After learning and applying the skills required by this unit you'll be able to demonstrate your skills in:
1. Identify accessibility standards
Research and identify specific
user groups with particular accessibility requirements Identify general legislated and industry accessibility
standards and requirements to understand the wider context of accessibility Identify
web development standards and prioritise application Consolidate specific and general standards and requirements into an accessibility checklist for application to website related work 2. Test for accessibility of website
Select and prepare appropriate automatic
testing tools and software Run automatic
testing tools and based on results, make and document changes Ensure that the text equivalent for every
non-text element is present in the website where feasible Verify that all information conveyed with colour is also available without colour
Identify all changes in the natural language of a document text
Check and ensure that document can be read without style sheets
Check and ensure that all priorities identified in the analysis of
web development standards are met and completed Test site with different user groups' ensure that the site transforms successfully and maintains accessibility' 3. Test pages
Check and ensure that pages are not dependent on colour and can operate in a monochrome environment
Check and ensure that pages are logical and accessible in a text-only environment
Verify that pages operate correctly on text-to-speech
browser Have the accessibility of the website signed off by an appropriate person as meeting web development standards translate the above elements and performance criteria into plain english and summarise here... Ideas for learning the required skills
Ideas for demonstrating this unit
The best way to demonstrate these skills is ...
If you are demonstrating this unit as part of a formal course, you might find that the unit is graded (meaning you can not only demonstrate your competence, but can also gain a credit or distinction). Your facilitator may already have set criteria that your college uses. If not, here are some ideas for possible credit/distinction activities that you can discuss with your facilitator:
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