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Delivering Digital AccessibilityLéonie Watson, Director of Accessibility and Web                Development
What is digitalaccessibility?
Digital accessibility is…   Something for everyone, not everything for    everybody.
What does digital accessibility encompass?
Digital accessibilityencompasses...   Websites, intranets and web applications;   Native and web apps;   Email, multime...
Why is digitalaccessibility important?
Digital accessibility isimportant because...   It contributes to great user experiences;   It supports your organisation...
What impact doesdigital accessibility       have?
Accessibility improves SEO
Accessibility minimiseslegal risk
Accessibility is good forreaching people
Accessibility feels good
How is digitalaccessibility measured?
Web accessibility guidelines
Applying WCAG principles
How is digitalaccessibility achieved?
Digital accessibility isachieved by...   Planning;   Implementing;   Maintaining.
Digital accessibility     planning
BS8878 Web AccessibilityCode of Practice
BS8878 Responsibility   Identify a person within your organisation who    has responsibility for web accessibility.
BS8878 Organisationalpolicy   Create a web accessibility policy for your    organisation, and make everyone aware of it.
BS8878 Web productpolicies   For each web product your organisation is    responsible for, create a web accessibility    ...
BS8878 Web productsteps   BS8878 includes 16 steps that should be    documented in your web product accessibility    poli...
Digital accessibility implementation
Find the knowledge   If your team doesnt have much accessibility    experience, identify sources of knowledge you    can ...
Test, test, and test again
Experience, experience,and experience again
Digital accessibility   maintenance
Accessibility isnt just forlaunch
Email:   leonie@nomensa.comTel:     0117 929 7333Twitter: @we_are_nomensa
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Delivering digital accessibility (2011)

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A talk about digital accessibility, why it's important, how it benefits people and organisations, how it's achieved, and how it's maintained.

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Delivering digital accessibility (2011)

  1. 1. Delivering Digital AccessibilityLéonie Watson, Director of Accessibility and Web Development
  2. 2. What is digitalaccessibility?
  3. 3. Digital accessibility is… Something for everyone, not everything for everybody.
  4. 4. What does digital accessibility encompass?
  5. 5. Digital accessibilityencompasses... Websites, intranets and web applications; Native and web apps; Email, multimedia and social networking.
  6. 6. Why is digitalaccessibility important?
  7. 7. Digital accessibility isimportant because... It contributes to great user experiences; It supports your organisations goals.
  8. 8. What impact doesdigital accessibility have?
  9. 9. Accessibility improves SEO
  10. 10. Accessibility minimiseslegal risk
  11. 11. Accessibility is good forreaching people
  12. 12. Accessibility feels good
  13. 13. How is digitalaccessibility measured?
  14. 14. Web accessibility guidelines
  15. 15. Applying WCAG principles
  16. 16. How is digitalaccessibility achieved?
  17. 17. Digital accessibility isachieved by... Planning; Implementing; Maintaining.
  18. 18. Digital accessibility planning
  19. 19. BS8878 Web AccessibilityCode of Practice
  20. 20. BS8878 Responsibility Identify a person within your organisation who has responsibility for web accessibility.
  21. 21. BS8878 Organisationalpolicy Create a web accessibility policy for your organisation, and make everyone aware of it.
  22. 22. BS8878 Web productpolicies For each web product your organisation is responsible for, create a web accessibility policy that documents your choices.
  23. 23. BS8878 Web productsteps BS8878 includes 16 steps that should be documented in your web product accessibility policy; Steps include defining requirements, choosing technologies, and testing with people with disabilities.
  24. 24. Digital accessibility implementation
  25. 25. Find the knowledge If your team doesnt have much accessibility experience, identify sources of knowledge you can draw on.
  26. 26. Test, test, and test again
  27. 27. Experience, experience,and experience again
  28. 28. Digital accessibility maintenance
  29. 29. Accessibility isnt just forlaunch
  30. 30. Email: leonie@nomensa.comTel: 0117 929 7333Twitter: @we_are_nomensa

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