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WCAG 2.1 AA Fundamentals

Everyone benefits from accessible websites. When you design and build websites for all abilities, you create products and services for everyone.

Accessibility is easy to implement with the right knowledge and techniques. This course will help you understand web accessibility, what it means to be WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliant and the techniques you should be using to make your content accessible and how to test this - enabling you to achieve level AA compliance.

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$760.00 per person (excl. GST)


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Course outline


  • Definition of WCAG 2.0 & 2.1
  • Compliance Levels


  • Non-text content
  • Time-based media
  • Semantic elements
  • Reading sequence
  • Sensory characteristics
  • Orientation
  • Identify input purpose
  • Colour contrast and use of colour
  • Controls for audio content
  • Text sizing and spacing
  • Reflow
  • Content on hover or focus


  • Keyboard accessibility
  • Time limit for sessions
  • Bypass blocks
  • Page titles, headings and labels
  • Flashing content
  • Page navigation
  • Link purpose
  • Focus visible and order
  • Headings and labels
  • Input modalities


  • Language of pages
  • On focus and on input
  • Navigation
  • Labelling and instructions
  • Error identification, suggestion, Prevention


  • HTML markup
  • Name, role, Value
  • Status messages

Accessibility and You

  • Testing
  • Tools
  • Accessibility in your role
  • 3 most persistent accessibility issues

Note: These are the topics normally covered but might alter slightly depending on the needs of the attendees.

Target audience

Anyone who is interested in accessibility or needs to make a website WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.


A basic understanding of the web (elements, controls, content types) is required.

Course description

Download the WCAG 2.1 AA Fundamentals course description (pdf)

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