Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAWEB402A, 'Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Confirm accessibility of websites for people with special needs' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Identify accessibility standards

1.1 Research and identify specific user groups with particular accessibility requirements

1.2 Identify general legislated and industry accessibility standards and requirements to understand the wider context of accessibility

1.3 Identify web development standards and prioritise application

1.4 Consolidate specific and general standards and requirements into an accessibility checklist for application to website-related work

2. Test for website accessibility

2.1 Select and prepare appropriate automatic testing tools and software

2.2 Run automatic testing tools and make document changes based on results

2.3 Ensure that the text equivalent for every non-text element is present in the website where feasible

2.4 Verify that information conveyed with colour is also available without colour

2.5 Identify changes in the natural language of a document text

2.6 Check and ensure that document can be read without style sheets

2.7 Check and ensure that priorities identified in the analysis of web development standards are met and completed

2.8 Test site with different user groups to ensure that the site transforms successfully and maintains accessibility

3. Test pages

3.1 Check and ensure that pages are not dependent on colour and can operate in a monochrome environment

3.2 Check and ensure that pages are logical and accessible in a text-only environment

3.3 Verify that pages operate on text-to-speech browser

3.4 Ensure that accessibility of website is signed off by appropriate person as meeting web-development standards