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Accessibility for Virtual Classrooms and Webinars

WebEx, Saba, Connect… (WCAG, AODA, Section 508) course or keynote

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We’ve put together a comprehensive, powerful and memorable event, where attendees walk away with immediately-applicable tips and techniques to make their virtual events accessible.

PLEASE NOTE: When we present this topic as a public event, it is typically part of our comprehensive course that ALSO includes accessible Web pages and documents — when we present it for your organization we can make it exclusively about instructional design: you’re choice!


Event Description

Much has been done and said about accessible Web pages and documents, but the virtual classroom remains a challenge: for the presenter interface, for the audience interface, as well as for the Powerpoint and other material being presented in the presentation window itself. Effective virtual classrooms are technologically challenging for everyone, even more so for those with disabilities.

Good news though: the accessible virtual space is possible, and that include preparation, pre-event communications, registration, LMS, collaborative tools… as well as the post-event evaluation, sharing and reporting. We can accommodate (and hopefully delight) everyone. And we’d love to show you how.

David will de-mystify for you how you can delight your entire virtual audience while conforming to regulations regarding accessibility for people with disabilities. He’ll even surprise you by showing you how, by doing so, we can often reduce our total cost and effort while creating better experiences for all.

Most adults suffer from some level of disability or difficulty at times, and these that can be mitigated through accessible technologies. And when we design for the extremes, everyone benefits.

Not only will you comply with the standards (AODA, WCAG 2.0, Section 508,…): you’ll be broadening the audience for your content while enriching the experience of all learners.

Meet the new accessibility laws faster, and with no programming knowledge required.. Spend an hour or a day with David Berman or one of his colleagues. David is rated #1 on this topic in North America.

Whether you are new to accessibility, or already familiar with any version of WCAG or Section 508, you’ll learn immediately-applicable tips and techniques in this powerful accessibility course.

“Inspiring, engaging … techniques I can use.”

– Liv Stenersen, Government Administration Services, Oslo (Norway)

David Berman will convince you of why accessibility is important for everybody, then provide in-depth familiarity with federal and international guidelines that will help your courses and activitiesbe a more effective resource for your entire audience. You’ll also gain familiarity with assistive technologies that help people with specific disabilities and difficulties.

Canada’s federal government led the world when it first introduced its accessibility-centric Common Look & Feel (CLF) policy, now replaced with its Standard On Web Accessibility and Standard on Web Usability. Our full-day course includes a thorough review of every pertinent standards that apply to accessible elearning, including other policies which call for WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA compliance (such as U.S. Section 508 and Ontario’s AODA). We’ll cover everything from storyboarding to testing.

Not only will you leave with ideas you can use right away, you may also gain a whole new attitude towards how technology can improve lives. By the end of the day you will not only be aware of why accessibility and standards affect everyone: you’ll be equipped with a thorough understanding of the best strategies to approach what needs to be done and how.

“Excellent… knowledge I can use.”

– Sandra Clark, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Oslo (Norway)

“Focused and easy to follow.”

-Jason Hollett, gordongroup

“Great. He kept me listening and understanding.”

– Matthew Brunetti, Lixar IT

Each full-day participant leaves with a comprehensive 160+ page learning guide, detailing every relevant accessibility success criterion.


– Morten Budeng, King Design


– Sylvie Nyman, Indian and Northern, Affairs Canada


What’s Wrong

Computer-mediated accessibility to information represents the greatest liberation in human history. Most people in our societies have some sort of physical or mental difficulty which can stand in the way of clear communication unless proper design steps are taken.

Although many professional presenters now create their events with an awareness of technical design issues, they are still experiencing difficulties with emerging accessibility standards and inadequate classroom tools. Many online events continue to be designed based on assumptions that don’t address the specific needs of people with disabilities and difficulties and thus fail to deliver the promise of distance learning to all learners.


“Very good speaker – good sense of humour.”

– Johan Fong, House of Commons


– Sjur Kristiansen, Telenor Telecommunications Group

“Eye-opening. Love your method of teaching.”

– Jean Descrochers, National Research Council

“I enjoyed it all.”

– Robert Hallat, Public Service Commission

“Right on target.”

– Marius Monsen, Reaktor ID


What Makes This Course Unique

Our course leader, David Berman, is a consultant on common look and feel implementation for accessible online experiences, and has worked on training in this topic for the Canada School of Public Service, Carleton University, and the Internet Institute. He has completed online accessibility projects for many large organizations including Statistics Canada, the National Research Council, and IBM. He has been the project manager of numerous accessible online products, has developed strategy and design for CFIA, CRA, CMHC, Health Canada, Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, and the International Space Station … as well as many private sector and non-profit organizations.


What You Will Learn

You will learn how to make your current sites more accessible by complying with current standards and guidelines. Specifically, you will learn:

First Half (morning of a full-day course)

  • why accessibility matters to all learners, not just those with disabilities
  • the major disabilities and challenges: what they are and how most of us have some level of difficulty that can be assisted by accessible design
  • assistive technologies we can typically use to mitigate these issues
  • examples of accessible online learning
  • how accessible templating can reduce effort and save money
  • overview of regulations

Second Half (afternoon of a full-day course)

  • W3C WCAG 2.0 guidelines
  • current standards (AODA, Section 508, Canada’s Standard on Web Accessibility)
  • specific technologies and design techniques used to create accessible e-learning
  • specific techniques to save money through accessible coding
  • where accessibility meets usability
  • specific technologies and design techniques used to satisfy core distance learning issues
  • how to avoid tradeoffs
  • how to create accessible activities that remain intriguing for all
  • testing frameworks for accessible online courses

“Very good: made me think…”

– Bente Mollevik, Norwegian Savings Bank Association

“Great: very comprehensive. Touching on all aspects of accessibility.”

– Marc Iafelice, CFIA

“David really knows his topics. Very well done: got the point across in a way that can be apply to everyone.”

– Sean Strasbourg, CFIA


At the end of this event, you will:

  • know many techniques you can apply right away to make courses more accessible
  • have a comprehensive understanding of W3C WCAG 2.0 and current government accessibility guidelines and how to meet them
  • be able to make informed decisions as to what degree to comply with accessibility standards
  • understand better the experience of those with disabilities using online learning and authoring tools
  • know you’re doing the “right thing” by ensuring accessibility for all


– Steinar Sandum, Adax, Svelvik (Norway)

“Interesting content, really well delivered. Visual and engaging. Gives us a common language and approach.”

– Chris Cook, CFIA


Typical Agenda for Full Day Course

9:00 to 10:15: current strategic challenges for online events, Why We Should Care, Deficits, Assistive Technologies

10:15 to 10:30: break

10:30 to 11:45: Section 508, AODA, WCAG 2.0 Principle 1

11:45 to 12:45: lunch

12:45 to 14:15: WCAG 2.0 Principles 2 and 3 applied to virtual classrooms and collaborative tools

14:15 to 14:30: break

14:30 to 16:30: WCAG 2.0 Principle 4, QA tools for accessible events and presentations, Beyond AA


What You Get

When David Berman Communications hosts this course*, regular full-day ticket holders receive:

  • a complimentary, comprehensive 160+ page learning guide, detailing every major accessibility guideline (also available separately for $97 with optional 1-on-1 distance coaching)
  • complimentary meals, snacks and beverages throughout
  • a thirty-minute one-on-one personal coaching tele-session with David within a month
  • the option to attend this course again in the future, as a refresherat no additional cost
  • the option to attend the first half on one date and the second half at a future date
  • money-back guarantee: if, after coaching and refresher, you don’t think you’ve got your money’s worth, we’ll refund your entire registration fee

(*If you are attending one of our courses hosted by another organization, confirm which of these items apply.)
Register or call 1-613-728-6777… or bring this event to your site: for a keynote, half-day, or full-day event, customized for your group.

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Prerequisites: None (no programming experience required)

David Berman in Oslo
Berman speaks on accessibility in Oslo, Norway

– Steve Doody, Justice Canada

“This will make us better communicators.”

– Luc Bergeron, SSHRC


– Jean Leclair, Environment Canada

“Excellent: very engaging speaker.”

– Jean-Marc Mondoux, Elections Canada

About the Expert Speaker

David Berman is the principal of David Berman Communications. He has over 25 years of experience in graphic design and strategic communications.

David was appointed a high-level advisor to the United Nations on how universal design and accessible IT can help fulfill the Millennium Development Goals more rapidly.

In 2013, The World Wide Web Foundation had David personally audit the accessibility of benchmark Web sites from over 40 countries for their global report on the state of the Web.

He is a member of the ISO standards committee on accessible PDF documents.

His book (Do Good Design, Pearson/Peachpit, 2009) about how design can be used to create a more just world speaks about universal design and accessibility, and is now available in 4 languages, as well as braille.

He has worked extensively in adapting the printed word for electronic distribution, including software interface development.

He has much experience as a senior consultant in applying accessibility and standards to government Web sites, as well as to private sector clients such as IBM and the Bank of Montreal, both as a strategist and compliance testing/coaching leader. He regularly teaches accessibility principles as part of his professional development workshops, and developed custom workshops for the National Research Council and Ontario’s largest school board. His plain writing, design, and accessibility work include award-winning projects for the City of Ottawa, the Ontario government, and Canada’s federal government. Clients include Justice Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Region of Ottawa-Carleton and the Ontario Literacy Coalition.

David’s opinions have been featured in the Financial Post, the Globe And Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, the Montreal Gazette, Marketing, Applied Arts, HOW, and Communication Arts magazines, as well as ABC and CBS.

David ranks #1 on speakerwiki.org on this topic for a reason. His arc as an internationally-celebrated expert speaker has brought him to over 30 countries. He is a National Professional Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF).

David is currently Ethics Chair of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, was named a Fellow (the highest professional honour for graphic designers in Canada) in 1999, and has served as a director and sustainability chair of Icograda, the world body for graphic and communications design.

Guest Presenters

David will often include guest subject matter experts within a full-day course. For instance, in 2011 he has been joined by:

  • Jeff Braybrook (CEO, Blueprint), former Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the Government of Canada

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted to all writers, editors, designers, programmers, developers involved in developing Web sites, documents, or new media projects.

  • instructional designers
  • writers, content owners and editors of course material
  • graphic designers who work on eleaning products
  • software developers who construct distance learning applications
  • quality control team members
  • managers who need to get their elearning compliant with current and future government accessibility standards (e.g. W3C WCAG 2.0, Section 508, AODA)

This course delivers all the knowledge required for Level A and Level AA awareness training as documented in the Government of Canada’s Accessibility Responsibility Breakdown (WCAG 2.0).


English or French available on-site.


One-day course, half-day course, or keynote presentation (we provide this course customized on-site for your organization).

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“Wonderful handout! The way extra information, like links and explanations, is included works beautifully.”

– Elizabeth Strand, Making Waves, Oslo (Norway)

“Very understandable and fun.”

– Liz Breines, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Oslo (Norway)

“Highly valuable.”

– Maureen Quirouet, Parliament of Canada


– Sylvie Nyman, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

“Excellent storytelling. Thanks!”

– Sarah Rosenbaum, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services

“Makes you feel you are part of the course.”

– Arup Ghosh, BMO Financial Group (Bank of Montreal)

“Excellent, eye-opening, and not preachy!”

– Carrie Walker-Boyd, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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“Really enjoyed your session.”

– Jim Dixon

“I love David's approach.”

– Carole Dubuc, Canadian Armed Forces


“Really enjoyed your session.”

– Jim Dixon

“I love David’s approach.”

– Carole Dubuc, Canadian Armed Forces


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*Discount packages for non-profits, and travel subsidies available. Additional discounts available for groups over 3 people. Call (613) 728-6777 for details.

All prices, offerings, and dates subject to change without notice.

To register for a course given by our own organization,register online or call (613) 728-6777.

Event Schedule (all events)


For the convenience of course attendees, we provide this list of links and books cited in this course’s manual (in their rough order of appearance):

Comparison of accessibility features in various versions of Microsoft Windows: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/chartwindows.aspx

Search for assistive technology products: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.microsoft.com/enable/at/

JAWS for Windows:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_jaws.asp(warning: the demo is a 52 megabyte download)

Best source in Canada for JAWS software (as well as many other assistive technologies):opens in a new browser windowfrontiercomputing.on.ca 

Zimmerman Low Vision Simulation Kit by Dr. George J. Zimmermanopens in a new browser windowwww.lowvisionsimulationkit.com 

Read Regular font, by Natascha Frensch:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.readregular.com/english/intro.html

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.nvda-project.org

Advanced on-screen keyboard example: ScreenDoors 2000opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.madentec.com/products/screendoors.php

Mouse grid software example: Hippocampus Mouse Grid plug-in for Dragon Naturally Speakingopens in a new browser windowhttp://sean.wenzel.net/voicerecognition/mousegrid

Section 508 of USA’s federal Rehabilitation Act Amendments (1998):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.justice.gov/crt/508/508law.php

Section 508 full standards:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=1

Australian government web accessibility standards and guidelines: opens in a new browser windowhttp://webguide.gov.au/accessibility-usability/accessibility/

Other International Government Policies Relating to Web Accessibility (CH, DE, DK, ES, EU, FI, FR, HK, IL, IN, IT, JA, NZ, PT, UK): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/

UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/dissre04.htm

Government of Canada’s new Standard on Web Accessibility:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/14msg-eng.asp

Associating a graph and its description with the longdesc attribute:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.utexas.edu/disability/ai/resource/how_to/graphic/img_w_longdesc/img_w_longdesc.html

WET Media Player:opens in a new browser windowhttp://alpha.gcwwwtemplates.tbs-sct.ircan.gc.ca/theme-clf2-nsi2/mediaplayer-joueurmedia-eng.html

Sample Transcripts/Captions (Timed Text):opens in a new browser windowhttp://alpha.gcwwwtemplates.tbs-sct.ircan.gc.ca/theme-clf2-nsi2/mediaplayer-transcript_captions-eng.html

National Center for Accessible Media rich media samples: opens in a new browser windowhttp://ncam.wgbh.org/richmedia/index.php

Color Oracle (colour blindness simulator):opens in a new browser windowhttp://colororacle.cartography.ch

ColorChecker WCAG Contrast checker Firefox Add-on:opens in a new browser windowhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wcag-contrast-checker

Contrast Analyser from The Paciello Group that has eyedropper for graphics … and in both official languages!:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/contrast-analyser.html

Check My Colours:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.checkmycolours.com

Luminosity Colour Contrast Ratio Analyser (Juicy Studio):opens in a new browser windowhttp://juicystudio.com/services/luminositycontrastratio.php

Photosensitive Epilepsy Analysis Tool (PEAT) Testing Tool:opens in a new browser windowhttp://trace.wisc.edu/peat

Core Techniques for Web Accessibility Guidelines 1.0:opens in a new browser windowwww.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-CORETECHS/#writing-style

aDesigner (Flash and Flex accessibility checker): opens in a new browser windowhttp://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility/2009/06/evaluating_flash_and_flex_cont.htm

aDesigner disability simulator (including OpenOffice ODF, Flash, Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA), IBM’s IAccessible2 (IA2) accessibility: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.eclipse.org/actf/downloads/tools/aDesigner/index.php

Flash Techniques for WCAG 2.0:  opens in a new browser window http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/flash.html

PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.access-for-all.ch/en/pdf-werkstatt/pdf-accessibility-checker-pac.html 

W3C’s PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/pdf.html

Assessing PDF files for accessibility:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/popup_assess_pdfs.htm

Creating accessible PDF files:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/popup_create_pdfs.html

Guide to the essentials of creating accessible PDFs with Microsoft Word and Acrobat Professional 8:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/futuremedia/accessibility/bbc_accessible_pdf_master17.pdf

PDF and WCAG 2.0 Webinar:opens in a new browser windowhttps://admin.adobe.acrobat.com/_a295153/p89681357/

Using accessibility features with Acrobat 8:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/popup_acr8_accessibility.html

Plain Text Techniques for WCAG 2.0: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/text.html

HTML5:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/html5

HTML5 differences from HTML4:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/html5-diff

WAI-ARIA 1.0 technical specification:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria

WAI-ARIA 1.0 primer:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-primer

Web Experience Toolkit (WET):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/fact-info-eng.asp

YUI Graded Browser Support:opens in a new browser windowhttp://yuilibrary.com/yui/environments/

Standard on Web Accessibility Assessment Methodology:opens in a new browser windowhttp://alpha.gcwwwtemplates.tbs-sct.ircan.gc.ca/theme-clf2-nsi2/assessMthdEval-WebAccess-eng.html

W3C’s Understanding WCAG 2.0:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/

W3C HTML Test Suite for WCAG 2.0:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/

Adobe Browserlab:opens in a new browser windowhttp://browserlab.adobe.com

Fangs (Firefox extension) screen reader emulation:opens in a new browser windowhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fangs-screen-reader-emulator/

Colour deficiency simulator (iPad/iPhone):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.brailleinstitute.org/MobileApps.aspx

WAVE Toolbar for Firefox:opens in a new browser windowhttp://wave.webaim.org/toolbar

WAVE for Dreamweaver:opens in a new browser windowhttp://wave/webaim.org/blog/wave-dreamweaver-extension

Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/wat-ie-about.html

Web Developer Toolbar (Chrome and Firefox extensions):opens in a new browser windowhttp://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer


opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.davidberman.com/design/browsealoud.php

Some sites that respect text size well:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/index-eng.asp

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.norskdesign.no

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.davidberman.com

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbase.com

United States “Section 508” of the federal Rehabilitation Act Amendments (1998):

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www-306.ibm.com/able/laws/uslaws.html#508

eNorway 2009: Norwegian Ministry of Modernization strategy for e-government:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://odin.dep.no/mod/norsk/aktuelt/pressesenter/pressem/050001-070060/dok-bn.html

Roundup of how Canada ranks in international studies: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.gol-ged.gc.ca/rpt2006/rpt/rpt10_e.asp

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag20.php

WCAG2.0 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3c.org/TR/WCAG20/

Comparison of WCAG 1.0 Checkpoints to WCAG 2.0 in Numerical Order: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/from10/comparison

WCAG2 1.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#text-equiv

WCAG2 1.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#media-equiv

WCAG2 1.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#content-structure-separation

WCAG2 1.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#visual-audio-contrast

WCAG2 2.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#keyboard-operation

WCAG2 2.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#time-limits

WCAG2 2.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#seizure

WCAG2 2.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#navigation-mechanisms

WCAG2 3.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#meaning

WCAG2 3.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#consistent-behavior

WCAG2 3.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#minimize-error

WCAG2 4.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#ensure-compat

Treasury Board of Canada’s Testing Techniques Repository For WCAG 2.0: opens in a new browser windowhttp://alpha.gcwwwtemplates.tbs-sct.ircan.gc.ca/theme-clf2-nsi2/testing-techniques-essai-eng.php

Treasury Board of Canada’s Web Experience Toolkit (WET): opens in a new browser windowhttp://tbs-sct.ircan.gc.ca/projects/gcwwwtemplates

Government of Canada’s Accessibility Responsibility Breakdown (WCAG 2.0): opens in a new browser windowhttp://alpha.gcwwwtemplates.tbs-sct.ircan.gc.ca/theme-clf2-nsi2/accessRespBreakdown-eng.html

WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist: opens in a new browser windowhttp://webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist

Techniques and Failures for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20-TECHS/Overview.html

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10

Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (1.0): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS

Accessibility guide for online store owners: http://redstagfulfillment.com/fulfillment-beyond-logistics-solutions-make-e-commerce-store-accessible-people-disabilities/

WCAG checklist: https://www.wuhcag.com/wcag-checklist/

W3C WCAG1 1.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-text-equivalent

W3C WCAG1 1.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-redundant-server-links

W3C WCAG1 1.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-auditory-descriptions

W3C WCAG1 1.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-synchronize-equivalents

W3C WCAG1 2.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-color-convey

W3C WCAG1 2.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-color-contrast

W3C WCAG1 3.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-use-markup

W3C WCAG1 3.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-identify-grammar

W3C WCAG1 3.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-style-sheets

W3C WCAG1 3.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-relative-units

W3C WCAG1 3.5: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-logical-headings

W3C WCAG1 3.6: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-list-structure

W3C WCAG1 3.7: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-quotes

W3C WCAG1 4.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-identify-changes

W3C WCAG1 4.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-expand-abbr

W3C WCAG1 5.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-table-headers

W3C WCAG1 5.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-table-structure

W3C WCAG1 5.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-avoid-table-for-layout

W3C WCAG1 5.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-table-layout

W3C WCAG1 6.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-order-style-sheets

W3C WCAG1 6.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-order-dynamic-source

W3C WCAG1 6.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-scripts

W3C WCAG1 6.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-keyboard-operable-scripts

W3C WCAG1 6.5: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-fallback-page

W3C WCAG1 7.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-avoid-flicker

W3C WCAG1 7.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-avoid-blinking

W3C WCAG1 7.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-avoid-movement

W3C WCAG1 7.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-no-periodic-refresh

W3C WCAG1 7.5: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-no-auto-forward

W3C WCAG1 8.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-directly-accessible

W3C WCAG1 9.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-client-side-maps

W3C WCAG1 9.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-keyboard-operable

W3C WCAG1 9.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-device-independent-events

W3C WCAG1 10.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-avoid-pop-ups

W3C WCAG1 10.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-unassociated-labels

W3C WCAG1 11.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-latest-w3c-specs

W3C WCAG1 11.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-avoid-deprecated

W3C WCAG1 11.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-alt-pages

W3C WCAG1 12.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-frame-titles

W3C WCAG1 12.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-frame-longdesc

W3C WCAG1 12.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-group-information

W3C WCAG1 12.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-associate-labels

W3C WCAG1 13.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-meaningful-links

W3C WCAG1 13.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-use-metadata

W3C WCAG1 13.3: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-site-description

W3C WCAG1 13.4: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-clear-nav-mechanism

W3C WCAG1 14.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-simple-and-straightforward

Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005 AODA Integrated Accessibility Standards (Ontario Regulation 191/11, April 2011): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2011/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htm

National Center for Accessible Media rich media samples: opens in a new browser windowhttp://ncam.wgbh.org/richmedia/index.php

Magpie (for creating captions and audio descriptions for rich media): opens in a new browser windowhttp://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie

Color deficiency simulator: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.vischeck.com

Colour deficit palette tester: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.iamcal.com/toys/colors

“Effective Color Contrast”: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.lighthouse.org/accessibility/effective-color-contrast

Colour Contrast Check: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

Colour Blind People and Link Colours: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www4.gvsu.edu/~leahym/ColorBlindness.html

“How To Design Web Accessible Page For The Colorblind”: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.allwebdesignresources.com/webdesignblogs/graphics/how-to-design-web-accessible-pages-for-the-colorblind

SMIL to create multimedia presentations:

What is SMIL: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/#SMIL

Accessibility Features of SMIL: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/1999/NOTE-SMIL-access-19990921/

SMIL example: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.geocities.com/ramirez_j2001/freedom/xhtml-smil_example.html

XHTML 1.0: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1

Migrating to XHTML 1.0 Strict:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/mxhtmls-eng.asp

Alternatives for deprecated elements and attributes:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/adea-sread-eng.asp

AChecker opens in a new browser windowhttp://achecker.ca/checker/index.php

CSS Validator: opens in a new browser windowhttp://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

Browser support for CSS Properties:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/cssbs-csspcn-eng.asp

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines:

opens in a new browser windowwww.w3.org/TR/WAI-USERAGENT/

Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines:

opens in a new browser windowwww.w3.org/TR/WAI-AUTOOLS/

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative: opens in a new browser windowhttp://dublincore.org

Metadata harvesting: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.asis.org/IA03/fast.ppt

Treasury Board of Canada Recommended Policy for Common Look and Feel for Intranets (CLFIE):

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/int-ext/intranet/intranet_e.doc

Government of Canada Metadata Implementation Guidelines for Web Resource Discovery: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/im-gi/mwg-gtm/ts-sf/docs/2006/metaweb/metaweb00_e.asp

TBITS 39: Treasury Board Information Management Standard, Part 1: Government On-Line Metadata Standard: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/its-nit/standards/tbits39/crit391_e.asp

Complete list of Health Canada metadata: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/tb-bo/guide/meta/nov-2005-eng.php

Writing Effective Web Documents: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/wewd-rdwe-eng.asp

CLAD Readability Mark certification: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.eastendliteracy.on.ca/ClearLanguageAndDesign/services/service4.htm

More Reading on clear English:

“Eats, Shoots & Leaves” (by Lynne Truss ISBN: 1-592-40087-6)

“Writing Readable Regulations” (by Thomas A. Murawski, Carolina Academic Press ISBN: 0-89089-849-9)

“Beyond Readability” (by Dr. Janice C. Redish, American Institutes for Research, no ISBN)

Great Books about Usability Testing:

“Don’t Make Me Think” (by Steve Krug, Que Publishing, 2000 ISBN: 0-7897-2310-7)

“Handbook of Usability Testing” (by Jeffrey Rubin, John Wiley & Sons, 1994 ISBN: 0-471-59403-2)

Great Books about Information Architecture:

“Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-scale Web Sites (2nd Edition)” (by Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville, 2002, O’Reilly ISBN: 0-596-00035-9)

“The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint” (by Edward R. Tufte, 2003, no ISBN)

Great Books about Typography:

“Stop Stealing Sheep” (by Erik Spiekermann ISBN: 0-201-70339-4)

Clear reading on clear writing:

Writing Readable Regulations by Thomas A. Murawski,

Carolina Academic Press, ISBN: 0-89089-849-9

Beyond Readability by Dr. Janice C. Redish,

American Institutes for Research (no ISBN number) Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss, ISBN: 1-592-40087-6

More Reading:

“The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information” (by George A. Miller, 1956, no ISBN): opens in a new browser windowhttp://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Miller

Government of Canada CLF 2.0:

Part 1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/clfs-nnsi/clfs-nnsi-1-eng.asp

All four CLF 2.0 parts in one document: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/clfs-nnsi/clfsp-nnsii-eng.asp

Crosswalk table from CLF 1.1 to CLF 2.0: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/cw-tc/cwtoc-tctdm-eng.asp

CLF 2.0 Toolbox: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/tbtoc-botdm-eng.asp

ISO 639-2 codes: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php

CLF Standard 3.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/inter/inter-03-01_e.asp

Part 2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/clfs-nnsi/clfs-nnsi-2-eng.asp

CLF 2.0 Text Equivalents Repository:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/ter-det-eng.asp

Sample Help page: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/hpe-epa-eng.asp

Canada CLF 1.1 Standard 6.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/inter/inter-06-01_e.asp

Canada CLF 1.1 Standard 6.2: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/inter/inter-06-02_e.asp

CLF 2.0 CSS FAQ: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/css-faq-eng.asp 

CLF 2.0 Compliance Checklist for Web sites: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/ccl-ldv/ccl-ldv-eng.asp

Government of Canada Common Look and Feel 2.0 Template Technical Guide: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/gcttg-gtmgc-eng.asp

UXBlog’s Five Best & Worst CLF 2.0 Designs:opens in a new browser windowhttp://ampli2de.com/uxblog/index.php?itemid=68

Free online PDF conversion tools: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html

PDF and accessibility: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/main.html

Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.adobe.com/enterprise/accessibility/pdfs/acro6_pg_ue.pdf

Institutional signature: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/fip-pcim/index_e.asp#ident

Directive on the Use of Official Languages on Web Sites: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/OffLang/duolw-dulow_e.asp

Directive on the Use of Official Languages in Electronic Communications: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/OffLang/duolec-dlloce_e.asp

“Canada” wordmark: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/fip-pcim/index_e.asp#symbols

Government Communications Policy: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbssct.gc.ca/Pubs_pol/sipubs/comm/siglist_e.asp

Sample Accessibility Notice: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/an-aa-eng.asp

Sample Accessibility Notice on the “Help” Page: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/hpan-paaa-eng.asp

AODA Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) Compliance Manual:opens in a new browser windowhttp://blog.amdsb.ca/pdf/AODA/ComplianceManual.pdf

“Making Text Legible”: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.lighthouse.org/accessibility/legible/

Auto-acknowledgement template: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/4/auto1_e.asp

Copyright/Permission template: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/5/5ex_e.asp

Privacy template: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/5/5ex2_e.asp

Privacy Notice for the Collection of Personal Information template: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clfnsi/5/5ex1_e.asp

CLF 1.1 Sample Common Menu Bar: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/6/6common_e.asp

‘Skip navigation link’: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/6/skip_e.asp

Institutional Menu Bar: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/6/6institution_e.asp

W3C HTML validation service: opens in a new browser windowhttp://validator.w3.org/

GC.CA Subdomain Registry: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.registry.gc.ca/

Bilingual Welcome Page template: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/6/exmpl1_e.asp

FIP Symbols of Government: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/fippcim/index_e.asp#symbols

FIP Signatures for GoC Web Sites: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/gcalttext_e.asp

Unilingual Welcome Page: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/fip-pcim/nav3_e.asp

Where to get WATS: opens in a new browser windowwww.gotraining.ca orwww.davidberman.com

Where to buy usability testing: www.davidberman.com

TBS Common Look and Feel Self-Assessment Guide (1.1): opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/guide/guide_e.pdf

W3C CSS Validation service: opens in a new browser windowhttp://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

W3C Markup Validation: opens in a new browser windowhttp://validator.w3.org/

W3C Link checker: opens in a new browser windowhttp://validator.w3.org/checklink/

Total Validator: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.totalvalidator.com

W3C RSS feed checker: opens in a new browser windowhttp://validator.w3.org/feed

CSS Analyser (Juicy Studio):opens in a new browser windowhttp://juicystudio.com/services/csstest.php

HTMLTidy: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy

TBS Pages Templates for CLF 1.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/6/1-tools-outils_e.asp

TBS Model cascading style sheets 1.1: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/1/model/model-css-general-guidetb_e.asp

Browser compatibility testing: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.anybrowser.com/siteviewer.html

Browser emulator for really early browsers: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.dejavu.org

Screen size testing: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.anybrowser.com/ScreenSizeTest.html

Checking for broken links: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.anybrowser.com/linkchecker.html

Link maintenance: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.changedetection.com/monitor.html

Checking for bad links, HTML syntax, broken tags: ChangeAgent, opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.xlanguage.com

Color deficiency simulator: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.vischeck.com

Making Tables Accessible:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/mta-rta-eng.asp

Making Forms Accessible:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/mfa-rcfa-eng.asp

Replacing Radio Buttons With Selects:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/radio-eng.asp

Government of Canada Treasury Board CIO Common Look and Feel for the Internet: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/index_e.asp

Government of Canada CLF 2.0 Guidelines: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/index-eng.asp

Government of Canada CLF Guidelines 1.1 for intranets and extranets: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf-nsi/int-ext/intranet/intranettb_e.asp

Government of Canada Internet Guide – Universal Accessibility:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.canada.gc.ca/programs/guide/3_1_4e.html

CPB/WGBH – NCAM: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.wgbh.org/wgbh/pages/ncam/webaccess/index.html

HTML Writers Guild – AWARE Center: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.awarecenter.org/

WebABLE: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.webable.com/

IBM Human Ability and Accessibility site: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www-306.ibm.com/able

Accessibility Testing:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www-306.ibm.com/able/guidelines/web/accessweb.html

Designing Web Content For Persons With Disabilities: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/dwcpwd-ccwph-eng.asp

Accessible Initiative Link Solution: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/tb-bo/td-dt/ails-slia-eng.asp

Article example on accessible accordion view:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/expand_and_collapse_content_accessibly_with_progressive_enhancement_jquery/

Sample Accessibility Features Statement: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/clf2-nsi2/ahlpaacc-eng.asp#afsecoa

Welcoming People With Disabilities To Your Workplace:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/tb_852/cwwed_e.asp

Employment Equity and Diversity for Managers:

opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.psagency-agencefp.gc.ca/ee/index_e.asp

30 Days To A More Accessible Web Site: opens in a new browser windowhttp://diveintoaccessibility.org/

Web Accessibility Checklist: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www-306.ibm.com/able/guidelines/web/accessweb.html

Accessibility evaluation tools:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.deyalexander.com.au/resources/uxd/accessibility-evaluation-tools.html

Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools for Web Content Accessibility:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.w3.org/WAI/ut3/ER/existingtools.html

Additional browsing: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.websitesthatsuck.com

The Web Page From Hell: opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.re-vision.com/hell

Tima watch by Julien Bergignat:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.julienbergignat.com/

Introduction to Ontario’s Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation: opens in a new browser windowhttp://ontario.ca/accessON

ROT (Redundant, Outdated, Trivial):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.systemscope.com/news/clean-out-the-rot-in-your-web-closet/

ROT (Redundant, Outdated, Trivial):opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.webpagecontent.com/arc_archive/171/5/

Web Design with Style, Ease, and CSS:opens in a new browser windowhttp://www.onlinewebdesigndegree.com/resources/web-design-with-style-ease-and-css/


Poster on Carleton's READ initiative presents "The New Standard on Accessibility: WCAG 2.0" course on Friday November 1 2013.Poster on Carleton's READ initiative presents "The New Standard on Accessibility: WCAG 2.0" course on Friday November 1 2013.







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