WebaccessibilityBobby Graham Publishers12 December 2012
What is web accessibility?Web accessibility means that people withdisabilities are able to use the web. Disabilitiesare va...
How do people with disabilities usethe web?Keep web accessibility in mindhttp://youtu.be/yx7hdQqf8lEA short film about thr...
Web components● Base formats: Hyper Text Markup Language  (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),  PDF, Flash● Authoring too...
iPad
Good or bad website designVision Australiahttp://www.visionaustralia.org/● tab order● links style● colours● sizeCanberra D...
Legal requirements● Disability Discrimination Act 1992● UN Convention on the Rights of Persons  with a Disability● Equal E...
Social, business and financialbenefits of accessible web design● equal opportunities● older people● people with low litera...
ReferencesIntroduction to web accessibilityWeb Accessibility National Transition StrategyWebaimWeb content accessibility g...
Contact meI look forward to hearing from you atEmail: bobby@bgpublishers.com.auMobile: 0418 27 17 47Web: http://bgpublishe...
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Web accessibility

  1. 1. WebaccessibilityBobby Graham Publishers12 December 2012
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. iPad
  6. 6. Good or bad website designVision Australiahttp://www.visionaustralia.org/● tab order● links style● colours● sizeCanberra Dendy Cinema
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. ReferencesIntroduction to web accessibilityWeb Accessibility National Transition StrategyWebaimWeb content accessibility guidelines
  10. 10. Contact meI look forward to hearing from you atEmail: bobby@bgpublishers.com.auMobile: 0418 27 17 47Web: http://bgpublishers.com.au/Address: Bobby Graham Publishers Pty Ltd4 Bingle Street, ACT 2615 AustraliaABN 18 158 960 386
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