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    • Implementing a great accessibility strategyLéonie Watson, Director of Accessibility
    • Why is web accessibility important?
    • Web accessibility is good forbusiness Information about your products will reach millions more people
    • Web accessibility boostssearch engine ranking Accessible websites are indexed more efficiently
    • Web accessibility minimiseslegal risk UK, European and International legislation
    • UK Equality Act Requires that private sector websites are accessible
    • Web accessibility is the rightthing to do Online social responsibility promotes brand reputation
    • How does webaccessibility work?
    • Web accessibility guidelines Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
    • Web accessibility conformance
    • Web accessibilitystrategy within yourorganisation
    • BS8878 Web accessibility codeof practice UK industry standard from BSI
    • Accessible and usable All internet users should be able to get onto websites and find them easy to use when they get there
    • Clear responsibility Organisations should create a written web accessibility policy and assign one person to be responsible for it
    • Bigger picture Organisations should make sure that accessibility is included in all stages of web design and that decisions are documented
    • Change with the times Organisations should get feedback from users and test websites to sure they stay accessible
    • ThankyouAny Questions?