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5.1 Wrapping Up

Overall, you should now have a really good base understanding of web accessibility and the efforts involved in fixing accessibility issues. I hope you’ve enjoyed the course and learned enough to make your next website as accessible as possible. Above all else, remember that building an accessible web not only helps those with disabilities, it helps everyone.

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5.1 Wrapping Up

Armed with the knowledge you've gained in the course, you can now successfully troubleshoot any site and identify accessibility issues. Remember, accessible sites don't just help users with disabilities, they help everyone. In Chapter One, we covered major disabilities to consider when building a website, what compliance means, how to achieve compliance, and what could happen if your site is inaccessible. In all cases, it is best to be proactive when it comes to accessibility. A site build with accessibility in mind and a roadmap may be a higher cost upfront, but is much cheaper than having to go back and make the site accessible later. In Chapter Two, we covered tools to use when looking at site for accessibility shortcomings. From browser extensions to screen readers, there are many different ways to access and identify accessibility issues. By the time you hear this, there could be brand new tools to try, so keep an ear to the ground. In Chapter Three, we took a look at the WCAG and some of the top criteria sites need to hit to be accessible. This ranged from images having alt text to scripting that allows a drop down to function properly, to ARIA attributes, and landmark roles. That's the main section to check, if you're looking for code examples. Finally, in Chapter Four, we took a look at a real website, and picked out a few things that were easily fixable that will greatly improve the accessibility of the site. Overall, you should now have a really good base understanding of web accessibility, and the efforts involved in fixing accessibility issues. I hope you've enjoyed the course and learned enough to make your next website as accessible as possible. The learning shouldn't stop with me. There are many great resources across the web, including the Ally Slacker group on Gitter and Slack, allyproject.com, the yellow group, and folks like Steve Faulkner and Carl Groves and many, many more that I haven't named. For more resources, you can check the notes in this lesson. Above all else, remember that building an accessible web not only helps those with disabilities, it helps everyone. With Tuts+, I'm John Hartley. Thanks for watching.

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