Accessibility in the New World

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  • 1. Accessibility in the New World Gary Barber © copyright istockphoto
  • 2. •Make Web Sites Usable by People •Design Websites •Passion for Accessibility •AWIA Committee Accessibility in the New World
  • 3. WHAT? Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto
  • 4. The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. - Tim Berners-Lee Accessibility in the New World
  • 5. Mobile Web Accessibility in the New World
  • 6. Low or High Speed Accessibility in the New World
  • 7. Connectivity Accessibility in the New World
  • 8. Equal Access Accessibility in the New World
  • 9. Common Technology? © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  • 10. Assistive Technology Accessibility in the New World
  • 11. Motor Disability Accessibility in the New World
  • 12. Sensory Disabilities Accessibility in the New World
  • 13. Cognitive Disabilities Accessibility in the New World
  • 14. WHY? Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto
  • 15. Going Fishing? Accessibility in the New World
  • 16. 2000 - SOCOG vs HREOC Accessibility in the New World
  • 17. It’s the Law US - Section 508, Rehabilitation Act AU - Discrimination Act © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  • 18. Moral Choice © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  • 19. WHO? Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto
  • 20. 14 Years Young Accessibility in the New World
  • 21. Professionalism Usability Professionals’ Association Accessibility in the New World
  • 22. Qualifications © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  • 23. Beware Accessibility in the New World
  • 24. Yes It’s Confusing Accessibility in the New World
  • 25. Standards? Accessibility in the New World
  • 26. •Best Practice Standards? •Real Standards ‣ISO/IEC 15445:2000 - HTML ‣ISO/IEC 16262:2002 - Javascript ‣ISO 8879 - SGML ‣ISO 13407 - Interactive systems ‣ISO 9241 - Ergonomics and visual display terminals ‣ISO 32000 - Adobe PDF •Industry is beyond these Accessibility in the New World
  • 27. So What is Used? Accessibility in the New World
  • 28. So What is Used? •W3C - World Wide Web Consortium •ARIA - Accessible Rich Internet Applications •WCAG 2 - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines •Recommended Specifications (state of play) ‣HTML 4 ‣xHTML 1 ‣CSS 2 Accessibility in the New World
  • 29. So What is Used? •Semantic Web •3 Pillars of the Web ‣Content (the information), ‣Design (the look), ‣Function (the interaction) •Unobtrusive Programming •Graceful Degradation Accessibility in the New World
  • 30. User Testing not User Acceptance Testing Accessibility in the New World
  • 31. Usability Audit Accessibility in the New World
  • 32. Methods - User Centred Design Accessibility in the New World
  • 33. Disability Testing Accessibility in the New World
  • 34. It’s Not All Bad and Good Accessibility in the New World
  • 35. In Summary ✓Experience ✓Qualifications ✓Professionalism ✓Build to Best Practice / Standards ✓Holistic Usability and Accessibility ✓Procedures and Methodology ✓Industry Knowledge Accessibility in the New World
  • 36. Questions? Gary Barber http://radharc.com.au web@radharc.com.au Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial 2.5 Australia License Australian Web Industry Association http://webindustry.asn.au Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto