Web Design: Landmarks, Headings, Page Titles and Navigation (Version 2.0)

The usability of a website is closely related to the visual layout and organization of the information on each web page. For website to be accessible to people with disabilities the layout, organization and structure must be represented through the proper use ARIA landmarks and HTML headings. Participants will learn about how to represent the visual layout and semantic structure of a web page with the use of ARIA Landmarks and HMTL Headings (H1-H6) to meet Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The course will cover accessible web page titling strategies to identify both website and sub-page information and the different ways to provide a means to skip over repetitive navigation links to get to the main content of a web page. The course will help participants understand the Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 requirements that apply to titling, use of headings and landmarks. The course will also cover the techniques to meet the WCAG 2.0 website navigation requirements.