WCAG V2.1: Understanding the Basics

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time Zone


The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are technical standards designed to make web content more accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. This session will discuss:

    How the standards were developed and organized based upon the principles of accessible design (POUR)

    The relationship between Section 508 and WCAG V2.1 Level AA

    Why the accessibility guidelines are organized into levels and how that is important in developing/assessing your webpages.

    Most common level A accessibility errors.

This session will use lots of examples to show what accessible design looks like to the end user as well as the user experience when web page elements are not accessible. The session will not go into technical details and will not require knowledge of coding or technical language.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
Certificate of Attendance 1.5


Julie Brinkhoff, Director/PI, Great Plains ADA Center

Questions for presenters:

1 Hi Julie. I listened in to your session at the National Symposium. We are planning for a complete overhaul of our website for county government. We have interviewed a few consultants to assist. Would you have companies you'd suggest to direct us towards for implementing wcag 2.0 Accessibility Standards? Thanks.
2 Respoinse to above inquiry. I am sure that Julie would have excellent suggestions. I am an architect with practice focussed on accessibility and have found IAAP.org to be an excellent advocacy resource in accessibility (digital).
3 When reviewing WCAG V2.1, will you summarize key consideration or differences between Title II and Title III entities? I understand that the standards can obviously apply to both Title II and III; however, there must be ones that have more "flexibility" with Title III
4 I have no idea how or where to click to access this webinar. not here ... https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/accountManager/95642/session/110956 The toll-free phone number is answered by a machine. a total mystery Please send me an email with a hyperlink to click on. john.butterfield@protonmail.com

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.