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Web Content Compliance

In general, all distributed learning content submitted to the government will follow World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, best practices and recommendations as available from the W3C site,

Directions to specific W3C site areas will be identified according to the configuration and environment of the learner. 

The Army supports industry standards and believes that all contractor employees that are involved in creating Army distributed learning (DL) content should become familiar with more documentation from the W3C site than is specifically mentioned in Army requirements. 

The W3C site is very thorough and therefore the Army is not mandating complete compliance with each W3C document it cites.  The Army will identify the areas excluded and emphasize the areas which are mandated as areas requiring compliance. 

Many of the W3C recommendations include “How to meet” entries and “Understanding” entries for most requirements.  The Army will duplicate the normative sections for each contract identified by version number (i.e., date) with a static linked document and the cited areas of compliance will be binding from the time of contract award. 

Supporting information such as “How to Meet” and “Understanding” entries will not be duplicated.

Recommended Compliance

For all web based distributed learning content the Army recommends compliance to the W3C recommendation Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 in the itemized areas listed at the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines site. The link is provided below.

External LinkWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Mandatory Compliance for all web - based content

The Army designates the following sections as mandatory compliance for all web-based content:

Synopsis of Army rationale

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations and guidelines that not only make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities the guidance presents guidelines that will increase the usability of Army Web-based content.  For example, “Section 3.3 Input Assistance” provides guidelines for refusing ill formatted data. This is a function users should expect from computer processed data fields.

The appearance of hyperlinks to other non-DOD web sites does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army Training Support Center of those web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. The U.S. Army Training Support Center does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at those locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this web site.

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