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Talk delivered to Scottish Usability Professionals' Association on 24 May 2011, focusing on developments in web and ICT accessibility, barriers to adoption and how these can best be addressed.

Talk delivered to Scottish Usability Professionals' Association on 24 May 2011, focusing on developments in web and ICT accessibility, barriers to adoption and how these can best be addressed.

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Engaging industry and the public sector in accessible, inclusive design Presentation Transcript

  • 1. David Sloan
    @sloandr
    24th May 2011
    Scottish UPA, Edinburgh
    Engaging industry and the public sector in accessible, inclusive design - do we need to shout louder or smarter?
  • 2. Outline
    Developments in Web/ICT Accessibility State of the Art
    Technical
    Research
    Support
    Challenges
    Why are accessibility barriers still a problem?
    What do YOU think?
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  • 3. 1 DEVELOPMENTS IN ACCESSIBILITY STATE-OF -THE-ART
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  • 4. New (exciting web) technologies
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  • 5. Accessibility and Inclusive ICT Research
    156 Accessibility related projects listed at www.cardiac-project.eu
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  • 6. Resources
    For developers
    WCAG 2, ATAG and associated WAI resources
    Data on browser/AT support: HTML 5 Accessibility
    Best practice from industry leaders: Web Standards Sherpa, HTML5 Doctor
    Tools: Inclusive Design Toolkit, AEGIS Personas
    For people who experience accessibility barriers
    Fix the Web
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  • 7. 2 A LACK OF PROGRESS AND HOW WE CAN ADDRESS IT
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  • 8. We’re not there yet...
    “Previous surveys of European websites to determine progress towards eInclusion and levels of conformance to published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have revealed disappointing low levels of compliance within government and the commercial sectors ”
    Declaring Conformance on Web Accessibility: Final Report, 5th May 2011 http://goo.gl/9SNDK
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  • 9. Evidence of limited progress
    Data from survey results
    Issues with emerging web content and applications
    Lack of engagement of accessibility (as we know it) in wider equality and inclusion movement
    Existence of flawed design approaches
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  • 10. New focus: supporting the commissioning/procurement process
    “You don’t ask, you don’t get...”
    Recognition that ICT/web commissioning process involves many stakeholders, not just developers
    European Union: Mandate 376 and 420
    UK: British Standard BS8878
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  • 11. Aims of BS8878
    • Advice for how to embed accessibility strategically within an organisation
    • 12. A process which identifies the key decisions which impact accessibility which are taken in a web product’s lifecycle
    • 13. An informed way of making these decisions
    • 14. A way of documenting all of this to ensure best practice
    WebProduct Accessibility Statement
    Organizational Web Accessibility Policy
    WebProduct Accessibility Policy
  • 15. BS8878: decision support
    16 stage process; consider accessibility at each stage
    Complements WCAG as it standardises a process c/f an end product
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  • 16. Supporting uptake: eAccess+
    Network of 25 partner organisations from across EU
    Outreach to industry and public sector
    Encouraging and supporting uptake of eAccessibility
    Activities
    Web accessibility
    Accessible convergent communications – focus on Interactive digital TV
    Self-service terminals
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  • 17. Supporting uptake: eAccess+
    Key aims:
    Making people aware of the resources that are already out there
    Finding out more about resistance/barriers to wider eAccessibility adoption
    > Informing future EU activity in promoting inclusive ICT
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  • 18. 3 WHAT ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND VIEWS?
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  • 19. Engaging with accessibility and usability professionals
    What are the challenges you experience in promoting and supporting accessibility to organisations?
    Lack of awareness
    Attitude and assumptions
    The business case; ROI
    Lack of resources
    Fit with current Web/ICT strategy
    Other?
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  • 20. Resources
    BS8878 Community of Practice: http://www.meetup.com/bs8878-web-accessibility
    eAccess+:
    Project site: http://www.eaccessplus.eu
    Information Hub: http://hub.eaccessplus.eu
    Ability Centred Design – an emerging research approach (Wobbrock et al, 2011): http://iis.seas.harvard.edu/papers/2011/wobbrock11abd.pdf
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  • 21. Acknowledgements
    Photo on title slide: Flickr user Nathaniel Boehm
    AJAX photo: Flickr user @skwashd
    NEWT logo: Rob Winters and Bruce Lawson
    BS8878 slides: Jonathan Hassell
    eAccess+ is a Thematic Network funded under The EC ICT Policy Support Programme, ref 250568
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  • 22. email:dsloan@computing.dundee.ac.uk
    twitter:@sloandr
    blog:www.58sound.com
    work:www.dmag.org.uk --- www.computing.dundee.ac.uk
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