Designing Accessible Websites
Designing Accessible Websites (Cambria) 2022-23
School Of Computer Science And Electronic Engineering
Module - Semester 1
Indicative content includes:
● Benefits of designing sites to meet web standards (such as HTML5 and CSS) ● Introduction to latest HTML and CSS standards ● Difference between design and development roles ● Benefits of creating accessible websites for companies / organisations ● Factors that enhance or limit accessibility and how to address them ● Overview of accessibility legislation ● Basics of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) including affordances, constraints, metaphors, attention and workload, human information processing ● Website navigation. Flat v deep hierarchies. Implications for usability / accessibility ● Basic design theory (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity) and how these principles can enhance the usability of websites ● Fixed v. fluid layouts ● Responsive web design (RWD). Benefits and drawbacks. Principle of progressive enhancement. ● Grid based layouts. 960 grid system ● Website design methods. Wireframe v. photorealistic storyboards. ● Search engine optimisation.
-threshold -Equivalent to 40%.Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
-good -Equivalent to the range 60%-69%.Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
-excellent -Equivalent to the range 70%+.Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
- Design an accessible standards compliant website based on the proposal.
- Evaluate the website design with reference to basic design theory and accessibility
- Propose a website identifying its aim, target audience and navigation structure.
Website Design Documentation
Present and Evaluative Report
Report Evaluating the website Design