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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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25.4. Conforming to Web Standards

While designing Web sites, you have to always keep the audience in mind. In a general case, if you're developing for a wider audience, you have to keep in mind that your Web site is accessible with the same fidelity for different desktops, screen resolutions, and browsers and provides functionality to support devices and software meant for users with disabilities. SharePoint Designer provides you with ways to determine whether a Web site or Web page that you create adheres to the standards developed for accessibility.

25.4.1. Understanding accessibility standards

SharePoint Designer allows you to check whether content of your Web site conforms to the following standards for the accessibility of content on the Web:

  • WCAG Priority 1: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of guidelines determining the accessibility of Web content. It's suggested that the Priority 1 guidelines must be met in order for the Web content to appear on a Web site, and if ignored, the content would not be accessible to a set of users and groups.

  • WCAG Priority 2: The WCAG 2.0 draft lists a set of accessibility requirements that should be met by Web content creators and if ignored would make it difficult for users to access the site.

  • Access Board Section 508: This is the U.S. government standard for accessibility. All U.S. government bodies adhere to this standard to determine if a service or content section is technically compliant.

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