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Accessibility in the
                                New World
                                      Gary Barber




© cop...
•Make Web Sites Usable by People
•Design Websites
•Passion for Accessibility
•AWIA Committee

                         Acc...
WHAT?
                          Accessibility in the New World
© copyright istockphoto
The power of the Web is in its
universality. Access by everyone
regardless of disability is an
essential aspect.

        ...
Mobile Web




Accessibility in the New World
Low or High Speed




Accessibility in the New World
Connectivity




Accessibility in the New World
Equal Access




Accessibility in the New World
Common
                                                           Technology?




© copyright istockphoto



             ...
Assistive Technology




Accessibility in the New World
Motor Disability




Accessibility in the New World
Sensory Disabilities




Accessibility in the New World
Cognitive
                                 Disabilities




Accessibility in the New World
WHY?
                          Accessibility in the New World
© copyright istockphoto
Going Fishing?




                 Accessibility in the New World
2000 - SOCOG vs HREOC




Accessibility in the New World
It’s the Law
                          US - Section 508, Rehabilitation Act
                                     AU - Disc...
Moral Choice




© copyright istockphoto



                          Accessibility in the New World
WHO?
                          Accessibility in the New World
© copyright istockphoto
14 Years Young




Accessibility in the New World
Professionalism




          Usability
     Professionals’
       Association


Accessibility in the New World
Qualifications




© copyright istockphoto



                          Accessibility in the New World
Beware




Accessibility in the New World
Yes It’s Confusing




Accessibility in the New World
Standards?




Accessibility in the New World
•Best Practice                         Standards?
•Real Standards
 ‣ISO/IEC 15445:2000 - HTML
 ‣ISO/IEC 16262:2002 - Javas...
So What is Used?




Accessibility in the New World
So What is Used?

•W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
•ARIA - Accessible Rich Internet Applications
•WCAG 2 - Web Content Acc...
So What is Used?

•Semantic Web
•3 Pillars of the Web
 ‣Content (the information),
 ‣Design (the look),
 ‣Function (the in...
User Testing not User Acceptance Testing




      Accessibility in the New World
Usability Audit




Accessibility in the New World
Methods - User Centred Design




Accessibility in the New World
Disability Testing




Accessibility in the New World
It’s Not All Bad and Good




Accessibility in the New World
In Summary

✓Experience
✓Qualifications
✓Professionalism
✓Build to Best Practice / Standards
✓Holistic Usability and Access...
Questions?
     Gary Barber
     http://radharc.com.au
     web@radharc.com.au                                      Creati...
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  1. 1. Accessibility in the New World Gary Barber © copyright istockphoto
  2. 2. •Make Web Sites Usable by People •Design Websites •Passion for Accessibility •AWIA Committee Accessibility in the New World
  3. 3. WHAT? Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto
  4. 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. 5. Mobile Web Accessibility in the New World
  6. 6. Low or High Speed Accessibility in the New World
  7. 7. Connectivity Accessibility in the New World
  8. 8. Equal Access Accessibility in the New World
  9. 9. Common Technology? © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  10. 10. Assistive Technology Accessibility in the New World
  11. 11. Motor Disability Accessibility in the New World
  12. 12. Sensory Disabilities Accessibility in the New World
  13. 13. Cognitive Disabilities Accessibility in the New World
  14. 14. WHY? Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto
  15. 15. Going Fishing? Accessibility in the New World
  16. 16. 2000 - SOCOG vs HREOC Accessibility in the New World
  17. 17. It’s the Law US - Section 508, Rehabilitation Act AU - Discrimination Act © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  18. 18. Moral Choice © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  19. 19. WHO? Accessibility in the New World © copyright istockphoto
  20. 20. 14 Years Young Accessibility in the New World
  21. 21. Professionalism Usability Professionals’ Association Accessibility in the New World
  22. 22. Qualifications © copyright istockphoto Accessibility in the New World
  23. 23. Beware Accessibility in the New World
  24. 24. Yes It’s Confusing Accessibility in the New World
  25. 25. Standards? Accessibility in the New World
  26. 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. 27. So What is Used? Accessibility in the New World
  28. 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. 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. 30. User Testing not User Acceptance Testing Accessibility in the New World
  31. 31. Usability Audit Accessibility in the New World
  32. 32. Methods - User Centred Design Accessibility in the New World
  33. 33. Disability Testing Accessibility in the New World
  34. 34. It’s Not All Bad and Good Accessibility in the New World
  35. 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. 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
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