WebaccessibilityBobby Graham Publishers12 December 2012
What is web accessibility?Web accessibility means that people withdisabilities are able to use the web. Disabilitiesare varied and can include:● visual (blind, partially sighted, colour)● auditory (hearing impaired, work in noise)● physical (fine motor control difficulties)● language (other language; appropriate)● learning difficulties (dyslexia)● neurological (Parkinsons)
How do people with disabilities usethe web?Keep web accessibility in mindhttp://youtu.be/yx7hdQqf8lEA short film about three people with disabilitiestalking about how they use the web.
Web components● Base formats: Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), PDF, Flash● Authoring tools: Content Management Systems (CMS), code editors, blogs, wikis● User agents: web browsers, media players, assistive technologies, mobile devices● Web content: text, images, media, code
Good or bad website designVision Australiahttp://www.visionaustralia.org/● tab order● links style● colours● sizeCanberra Dendy Cinema
Legal requirements● Disability Discrimination Act 1992● UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability● Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1987● Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991● Freedom of Information Act 1982● Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy
Social, business and financialbenefits of accessible web design● equal opportunities● older people● people with low literacy or not fluent in the language● with low bandwidth, older technologies, infrequent web users● search engine optimisation● web and mobile design together● increased website use
ReferencesIntroduction to web accessibilityWeb Accessibility National Transition StrategyWebaimWeb content accessibility guidelines
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