Web Accessibility Requirements
All new information that is uploaded to Mohawk College's websites, MUST conform to World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at a Level A (2014) and a Level AA (2021). For information on how to meet WCAG 2.0 please visit the Web Accessibility Initiative's WCAG 2.0 (opens new window) website.
The following is a list of tools that provide website usability and accessibility guidance to help increase AODA compliance.
AChecker Web Accessibility Tool
- AChecker (opens new window) is a web accessibility tool that checks single HTML pages to make sure the content can be accessed by everyone.
- The Inclusive Design Research Centre now offers a free weekly clinic to help you check the condition of your website. Visit the Clinic Inclusive (opens new window) website.
Business Practice Guides
- The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (opens new window) has guides to help organizations understand and apply accessible information and communication technologies to their business practices.
Accessible Website Design
- Accessistes.org (opens new window) is a website that showcases artfully designed accessible websites
- CSS Beauty (opens new window) is a project focused on providing its audience with a database of well-designed CSS based websites from around the world.
Web Usability's WCAG 2.0 Services and Techniques
Web Usability (opens new window), a consulting firm in Australia that provides website usability and accessibility services, can help website developers and testers record the level of website compliance with the success criteria and sufficient techniques of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).
WebAIM's WCAG 2.0 Checklist
ATutor Learning Management Tools: Understanding Web Accessibility
The Understanding Web Accessibility (opens new window) course is aimed at web content developers and people who need to know about making content on the World Wide Web accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The course helps web authors develop the skills and understanding needed to create web sites that comply with accessibility standards.
Accessible Content Authoring: AContent
AContent (opens new window) is an open-source, accessible, learning-content authoring system and content repository from ATutor Learning Management Tools (see above). It can be used to create and share accessible learning materials.
The site features the AccessIT Knowledge Base (opens new window), a searchable database of questions and answers regarding accessible E&IT. It is designed for educators, policy makers, librarians, technical support staff, and students and employees with disabilities, and their advocates.
Accessible Web Applications: The Fluid Project
Fluid (opens new window) is an open-source software community that designs user interfaces, builds web tools, teaches inclusive design and integrates interface components into open-source applications. The community contains an international group of designers, developers, volunteers and advisors who focus on improving the user experience of community and open-source web applications.
WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (opens new window) - WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.
Desire2Learn Accessibility Resources for Instructors
As course Designers and instructors you play an important role in ensuring your course environment is accessible to all users, regardless of their learning needs. It is your content that students must access, assess, and respond to. View Accessibility Resources in Desire2Learn (opens new window).