WCAG 2.0 made easy

The book you need on web accessibility

Written by Olga Revilla

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 have the spirit of trying to bring out a more accessible Web. This book is an elaborated summary of techniques to develop accessible websites.

It is divided into 6 chapters:

  1. Introduction to the key elements of the Guidelines: organization, conformance leves, accessibility supported technologies, conformance claims... Download first chapter for free
  2. Principle 1: Perceivable. Our website can be visited by people with very different types of perceptive preferences and needs, but also by robots (search engines, automatic translators...).
  3. Principle 2: Operable. Web designers must be aware of the different devices the users can manage to use the website, so they must make the user interface components and navigation elements in a way that everyone can "operate" with it.
  4. Principle 3: Understable. If our users don't understand what we are talking about, or we make them feel lost, we have a problem.
  5. Principle 4: Robust. We must be aware of the evolution of the technologies to adapt our website to their new capabilities.
  6. Tools. You will find a useful bunch of templates and information here.

WCAG 2.0 made easy has been written in a style and language aimed to be used by web project managers, developers, information architects, interaction designers, content strategists… for a practical and learning purpose.

The prologue of this book has been written by Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo, president of the SIDAR Seminar, the main non-profit organization on web accessibility in Spain. Part of the cost of this book will be donated in recognision on their work.

Two formats

The electronic version of 'WCAG 2.0 made easy' is published both in the epub and pdf formats, which are compatible with most of the e-book readers in the market. As soon as you complete the checkout process, you will receive the e-book in your email inbox. ISBN 978-84-614-6177-6.

The paper version has 162 pages and an extended chapter of Tools, with layouts and templates for your audits and conformance claims. ISBN 978-84-614-4508-0.

Read the first chapter for free

About the author

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Olga Revilla is an interaction craftswoman focused on accessibility who thinks, designs, codes, tests and audits interfaces. She is member of the SIDAR Seminar, the UPA and the Cadius community. She has collaborated with the official translation group of the WCAG 2.0 into Spanish. Moreover, she runs the design studio and blog itakora where she shares her thoughts on interaction design.

Olga holds a Degree in Journalism and a Master in Multimedia & Internet. Besides, she is a Graduate in Ergonomics and now she's researching on her PhD. in Multimedia Engineering.

WCAG 2 made easy - the book
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