The WCAG 2.0 Checklist2:49 with Aisha Blake
Keeping track of all of these guidelines might seem like a huge undertaking, but WCAG has a checklist ready to help keep you on track!
At this point, 0:00 you might be feeling like all of this is more then you bargained for. 0:01 All those rules, how are you ever supposed to remember them? 0:06 I could tell you that this sort of thing is 0:10 eventually ingrained after working within the guidelines for a long time. 0:13 It becomes second nature. 0:17 But what about the in-between? 0:19 How do you even get started? 0:21 First off, you're taking this course. 0:23 You've committed yourself to learning more about how to make your work 0:26 more accessible, and that's awesome. 0:29 Luckily, there's also a handy resource, specifically for 0:32 working with WCAG 2.0, which functions like an interactive checklist. 0:36 In this video, we'll walk through how to use it and 0:41 ways to integrate it into your workflow. 0:44 We'll need to navigate to the quick reference or, How to Meet WCAG 2.0. 0:47 You'll find a link to it in the teachers notes. 0:52 This is an awesome resource that will hopefully be helpful to you 0:55 as you're trying to keep track of all the guidelines. 0:59 Note the button at the top of the screen that toggles the About, How to Use, 1:02 & Preferences sections. 1:07 If you ever need a reminder, open that up for 1:09 a quick reference to the quick reference. 1:12 Scrolling down, you'll see all the guidelines we talked about earlier in this 1:15 stage along with their success criteria. 1:19 In addition, we're able to toggle techniques and failures for each. 1:22 There's also a link for understanding each individual success criterion, 1:26 which leads to an in-depth explanation. 1:31 There's a wealth of great information here. 1:33 But it's arranged in such a way that it's very easy to sift through. 1:37 At any point, you're able to adjust the filters so 1:41 that they're more specific to your project. 1:44 Change the tags to exclude the elements you're not using, for example. 1:47 If you'd like to ignore the Level AAA criteria, 1:51 they are easily excluded by unchecking that option in the Levels section. 1:55 You can also filter by techniques you're interested in or 2:01 the technologies you're using. 2:04 As you're updating these filters, 2:06 the displayed guidelines will change accordingly. 2:08 The result is a personalized checklist specific to your project's needs. 2:11 There 's even a Share button, 2:16 which will provide a link to the list with the settings you've chosen. 2:18 This is useful if you're working on a team. 2:23 It's a simple way to keep everyone on the same page 2:25 in regards to your accessibility goals. 2:28 Great job. 2:31 You've all the basics of WCAG 2.0 and have hopefully began to get a handle on how 2:32 to leverage it to your users' advantage. 2:37 Play around with the settings in the quick reference. 2:40 Maybe come up with a list tailored to a project you're working on right now, and 2:43 I'll see you in the next video. 2:47
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