WCAG 2.0 AA Checklist
The WCAG 2.0 AA Checklist is designed to help agencies developing and purchasing learning resources to comply with Web Content Accessible Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. It contains easy to understand definitions and links to more information and tools.
This checklist has been developed to support quality learning and development in the APS and aligns to the objectives of the Learning and Development Strategy and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
APS 1 – EL 2 learning and development professionals developing learning resources for the web.
Who is responsible for ensuring learning deliverables are WCAG 2.0 AA compliant?
Each agency is responsible for ensuring that any deliverables to the Academy are WCAG compliant. Both the source and SCORM files should be tested using assistive technologies.
Your agency or the vendor should test all learning deliverables using approved agency assistive technologies to ensure they are WCAG 2.0 AA compliant.
What happens when learning deliverables are procured?
When procuring learning deliverables, consider including clauses that clearly outline the acceptance criteria, including a report that validates the deliverable is WCAG compliant, has been tested using assistive technologies and the provision of source files. You should clarify accessibility requirements with the supplier before work commences, as it can be complex and expensive to retrofit accessibility once a product has been developed.
What software should we use to create SCORM files?
Consider using software that provides the greatest flexibility now and into the future. Check file format specifications to determine what file types the software can import and export. HTML is the most common.
Don’t have accessibility skills in-house?
Be aware that, in some cases, not all content can be made accessible for the web and you may need to engage specialist expertise depending on the technology used.
It is recommended you check with your IT team or software provider, as they may be able to help. If partnering with the APS Academy, we can assist with reviews and advice.
How can we upskill in WCAG 2.0 AA?
A number of resources and training courses exist to help you build accessibility capability in your agency. We have listed some options below.
Please note that the Academy does not endorse any particular product or resource and that many other resources exist to enhance your WCAG compliance capability.
List of publicly available training:
- Digital Accessibility Foundations - Free Online Course | Web Accessibility Initiative | W3C
- Digital Accessibility Training 2020 | Vision Australia
- Training - Centre For Accessibility Australia
- Intopia – Accessibility re4view and training services
List of publicly available resources:
- Access for all: Improving accessibility for consumers with disability | Australian Human Rights Commission
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - YouTube
- Why Web Accessibility Is Important and How You Can Accomplish It | by Oyetoke Tobi Emmanuel
- Why Accessibility Matters - YouTube
- Digital Service Standard - Make it accessible | Digital Transformation Agency
- Make content accessible - digital guide | Victorian Government
Craft and User Level
This aligns with the Engagement & Partnership Craft at the Practitioner level.
Engaging stakeholders; Service design; Communication
This checklist has been provided by the APS Academy in partnership with Services Australia.