Examine 508 Compliance & Accessibility in Chrome Extensions

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Review Federal 508 Compliance guidelines and their practical application in content creation.

Prepare test content and understand how to leverage extensions to test accessibility.

Test social media, advertising, and web page content for accessibility.

Clock2 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Creating compliant material is the right thing to do, but it can seem like an expensive undertaking and an enormously high bar to meet. In this project you will become familiar with Federal 508 compliance standards and how they can become an asset to an organization’s goal of connecting individuals with content in a meaningful way. You will also gain hands-on experience with a no-cost technique for one component of accessibility testing. That is testing for color blindness accessibility with the Colorblindly extension in your Chrome Browser. By the end of this project, you will be able to confidently leverage Chrome browser extensions to test information accessibility, so that you can ensure that as much of your audience as possible can intuitively take in and interact with your organization’s information. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

MarketingCreating Accessible ContentCommunicating EffectivelyAccessibility Testing508 & ADA Compliance

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Access 508 Compliance standards and translate them into plain language.

  2. Identify use cases for accessibility testing in multiple channels.

  3. Access Google Slides, review your test data, and learn about the extensions that can be used for accessibility testing in the Google Chrome browser.

  4. Access accessibility testing extensions in your Chrome browser and evaluate content for accessibility.

  5. Test accessibility on social. media, advertising, and web page content.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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