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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.

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. eA11: Nigel Lewis & Peter Abrahams - Getting Started with Accessibility. Presentation Transcript

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