Friday, March 13, 2009

Wordling WCAG 2.0

Why the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines are not a helpful day-to-day resource for people:

Wordle: WCAG 2.0

Do you notice how 'reasonable', 'adjustment', 'accommodation', 'needs', 'usability', 'accessibility', 'improve' etc don't feature in them at all? If we're trying to get across the concept that embedding accessibility within education is about improving teaching and learning... potentially for all who want access to it... then directing them at a set of guidelines which have a specific technical purpose is not helpful. It gives the impression that the issue is complex, confusing, filled with issues, standards, levels, adherence etc etc etc. It's so far removed from the purpose or intention of making things more accessibility that it risks becoming a barrier to change for those exposed to it.

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