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A keynote on the importance of making your website accessible and how to achieve this.

A keynote on the importance of making your website accessible and how to achieve this.

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The Importance of Web Accessibility The Importance of Web Accessibility Presentation Transcript

  • The Problem with ACCESSIBILITY
  • “ It is illegal for a provider of services to discriminate against a disabled personDisability Discrimination Act 1995. (s.3)(19)(1) ”
  • Achieving Accessibility
  • “How do I make my website accessibleto somebody with a visual impairment? ”
  • Web users with full or partial blindness are perhaps most affected by accessibility
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include:
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include: Large Print Content
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include: Large Print Content Alternative Text
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include: Large Print Content Alternative Text Audio Commentary
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include: Use HTML <alt> Large Print Content and <longdesc> tags Alternative Text Audio Commentary
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include: Use HTML <alt> Large Print Content and <longdesc> tags Alternative Text Descriptions for Audio Commentary complex graphics
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to visually impairedpeople include: Use HTML <alt> Large Print Content and <longdesc> tags Alternative Text Descriptions for Audio Commentary complex graphicsWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines, 1999. W3C
  • “How do I make my website accessible to somebody with a hearing ” impairment?
  • Deaf or hard of hearing people areoften excluded from many of the things we enjoy as hearing people
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include:
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include: Video Captioning
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include: Video Captioning Simple English
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include: Video Captioning Simple English BSL Interpretation
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include: Text-only Websites Video Captioning Simple English BSL Interpretation
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include: Text-only Websites Video Captioning Simple English BSL Interpretation Text Transcripts
  • Good ways to make websites accessible to people with hearingimpairments include: Text-only Websites Video Captioning Simple English BSL Interpretation Text TranscriptsWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines, 1999. W3C
  • People with hearing impairments often have British Sign Language as a first language and may not understandwritten English as well as everyone else
  • “ What about making my website accessible to people with other ” disabilities?
  • There are many other disabilities which restrict access to the Web in the same was as non-disabled people
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare:
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare: Parkinson’s Disease
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare: Parkinson’s Disease Cerebral Palsy
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare: Parkinson’s Disease Cerebral Palsy Epilepsy
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare: Motor-Neurone Diseases Parkinson’s Disease Cerebral Palsy Epilepsy
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare: Motor-Neurone Diseases Parkinson’s Disease Cerebral Palsy Epilepsy Speech impediments
  • Examples of other disabilities which restrict Web accessare: Motor-Neurone Diseases Parkinson’s Disease Cerebral Palsy Epilepsy Speech impedimentsIntroduction to Web Accessibility, 2005. W3C
  • It is important to ensure that yourwebsite is accessible to everyone
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include:
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include: Testing with Screen Readers
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include: Testing with Screen Readers Disabled User Focus Groups
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include: Testing with Screen Readers Disabled User Focus Groups Validating for Accessible Browsers e.g. WebbIE
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include: Testing with Accessibility Testing with Plug-ins Screen Readers Disabled User Focus Groups Validating for Accessible Browsers e.g. WebbIE
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include: Testing with Accessibility Testing with Plug-ins Screen Readers Disabled User Focus Groups Validating for Ensuring Appropriate Accessible Browsers Alternative Text e.g. WebbIE
  • When designing a website, it is important to include testing foraccessibility. This may include: Testing with Accessibility Testing with Plug-ins Screen Readers Disabled User Focus Groups Validating for Ensuring Appropriate Accessible Browsers Alternative Text e.g. WebbIEEssential Components of Web Accessibility, 2005. W3C
  • Some EU countries have ruled thatinternet access is a human right - soon this may apply to the EU as a whole
  • Some EU countries have ruled that internet access is a human right - soon this may apply to the EU as a whole“Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’”, BBC.
  • It is important to build a website which is accessible to all, as you and yourclient could face legal action if it is not
  • An accessible website is:
  • An accessible website is: Tested by its designer before release
  • An accessible website is: Tested by its designer before release One which provides alternative means of communicating its content
  • An accessible website is: Tested by its designer before release One which provides alternative means of communicating its content Well thought through and considerate to its users’ needs
  • An accessible website is: Accessible by people with Tested by its designer a wide range of disabilities before release One which provides alternative means of communicating its content Well thought through and considerate to its users’ needs
  • An accessible website is: Accessible by people with Tested by its designer a wide range of disabilities before release One which provides alternative means of communicating its content Well thought through and considerate to A legal requirement its users’ needs in most EU countries
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY- Disability and Discrimination Act 1995. Available from UK Parliament or The StatuteLaw Database (http://bit.ly/feBoUM)- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, 1999. W3C. Available at: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/ (Accessed January 26th 2011)- Introduction to Web Accessibility, 2005. W3C. Available at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php (Accessed January 27th 2011)- Essential Components of Web Accessibility, 2005. W3C. Available at: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/components.php (Accessed January 24th 2011)- “Internet Access is ‘A Fundamental Right’”, 2010. BBC. Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8548190.stm (Accessed January 26th 2011)