The aim of this section is to ensure RGDs understand the principles of accessibility as applied to printed messages, websites and physical environments.
- AccessAbility: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Web Design (2015)
- AccessAbility: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design (2010)
HINT: Be sure to carefully review the Glossary (pg 29) at the end of the 2015 version!
Download (and print out) both texts through an online form here.
"Principles of Accessible Design"
This webinar was presented by Michael Young RGD as part of RGD's Webinar Program, which provides virtual, professional development content to RGD Members as presented by a variety of design industry professionals and related experts.
Michael's webinar (with his slides) was recorded so that it might be used as a possible aid for candidates preparing for the Accessibility Section of the Online Test.
1. Why is it important to make all web functionality fully accessible from a keyboard?
(a) People with limited fine motor control may have challenges without this.
(b) Many assistive technologies rely exclusively on keyboard functionality.
(c) Discouraging mouse input methods puts everyone on a level playing field.
(d) Keyboard access allows for faster navigation to website information.
Correct Answer: (a)
2. When creating an accessible website, to address the needs of those with hearing loss, it is a good strategy to include which of the following?
(a) A video of an expert using American Sign Language to translate any audio materials.
(b) A written transcript or captions for all video and audio content.
(c) A strategy to only include written content on the site.
(d) A link to another site with content modified for this audience.
Correct Answer: (b)