Getting Started with Accessibility<br />
Practical Steps<br />Why is accessibility important<br />One Voice and the business case<br />Where to start<br />Where to...
Practical Guidance<br />One Voice Practical Steps Programme<br />Provide simple steps on what to do, where to start and wh...
Practical Guide Areas<br /><ul><li>Web accessibility
Mobile and mobile apps
Gaming
IVR
VoIP
DigitalTV
Windows
Mac</li></li></ul><li>Launch Today<br />The first 8 practical steps to web accessibility<br />www.onevoiceict.org/tools/to...
Why Eight Steps<br />Eight is doable<br />Eight is not overwhelming<br />But eight is not trivial<br />
Why these Eight Steps<br />They are all important.<br />They apply to most websites.<br />They are relatively easy to impl...
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eA11: Nigel Lewis & Peter Abrahams - Getting Started with Accessibility.

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Getting Started with Accessibility. A talk by Nigel Lewis and Peter Abrahams of the One Voice for Accessible ICT Coalition at e-Access '11, 28 June 2011.

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  • Short intro to One Voice and our 3 themes, Promote, Campaign, Professionalise
  • Idea behind the programme to give clear simple advice, where to start, what to do next
  • Major areas we intend to focus on over the coming months
  • First one, web accessibility. Simple where to start guide, where to get help, why you need to do these things
  • eA11: Nigel Lewis & Peter Abrahams - Getting Started with Accessibility.

    1. 1. Getting Started with Accessibility<br />
    2. 2. Practical Steps<br />Why is accessibility important<br />One Voice and the business case<br />Where to start<br />Where to look for advice & guidance<br />
    3. 3. Practical Guidance<br />One Voice Practical Steps Programme<br />Provide simple steps on what to do, where to start and where to go next<br />We intend to create and continue to develop a series of practical guides<br />
    4. 4. Practical Guide Areas<br /><ul><li>Web accessibility
    5. 5. Mobile and mobile apps
    6. 6. Gaming
    7. 7. IVR
    8. 8. VoIP
    9. 9. DigitalTV
    10. 10. Windows
    11. 11. Mac</li></li></ul><li>Launch Today<br />The first 8 practical steps to web accessibility<br />www.onevoiceict.org/tools/tools/seven-steps<br />
    12. 12. Why Eight Steps<br />Eight is doable<br />Eight is not overwhelming<br />But eight is not trivial<br />
    13. 13. Why these Eight Steps<br />They are all important.<br />They apply to most websites.<br />They are relatively easy to implement.<br />They will improve the accessibility of the site.<br />They will help map out the rest of the journey.<br />
    14. 14. Steps 1, 2, 3…<br />Quick accessibility check Get an estimate of how accessible you site is now.<br />Publish an Accessibility PolicyExpress your intent to be accessible.<br />Provide a Contact Us function Enable users to tell you easily about accessibility issues on your site.<br />
    15. 15. Steps 4, 5, 6, 7<br />Add jump to content link Simplify user navigation to page content.<br />Ensure tab sequence is logical Ensure page navigation is simple.<br />Add alternative text to pictures and links Provide necessary information for blind users.<br />Ensure text sizing worksAllow users to increase text size.<br />
    16. 16. Content Structure<br />Reason, Implementation, Examples, Videos, Further Reading, Techniques<br />
    17. 17. Step 8<br />Launching new Digital Accessibility eLearning<br />First UK qualification in Web Accessibility<br />Digital Accessibility – Web Essentials<br />Commissioned by EHRC, by AbilityNet & BCS<br />eLearning module and online examination<br />BCS accredited qualification<br />Initial Level 1, qualifications at levels 2 & 3 planned<br />Visit Partner stand for a demo<br />
    18. 18. Where next<br />Add detail to the eight steps<br />The rest of the journey<br />Other accessibility areas<br />
    19. 19. A Request<br />Come and join OneVoice<br />Validate the Eight Steps<br />Add techniques<br />Extend<br />Create new areas <br />

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