David Sloan (@sloandr) and Sarah Horton (@gradualclearning)
The PacielloGroup
W4A 2014, Seoul, Korea Rep.,April 7th 2014
7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 3
 Different types of digital product and service
o Growth by acquisi...
 The UN Convention on the Rights of People with
Disabilities (UN CRPD, 2008)
o Including access to digital content of cul...
 Four economically significant territories:
Brazil, China, India, South Africa
 Australia as a baseline of a mature legi...
 All territories have ratified the UN CRPD
 But status and evolution of disability rights
legislation and supporting doc...
Standard Scope Notes
AUS WCAG 2 AA Govt and
non-gov
Specified in DDA guidance from
Human Rights Commission
BRA eMAG 3.0 Go...
 Australia, Brazil, China have signed the Marrakesh
Treaty – no ratification yet
 All territories have copyright legisla...
 Slow convergence, much vagueness still exists
 Increasing focus on print disability
 Prominence of WCAG 2 (and absence...
 We thank Pearson Global for their support in funding
this research study.
7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, H...
Global Considerations in Creating an Organizational Web Accessibility Policy
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A short study of digital accessibility legislation and standards diversity and trends in Australia, Brazil, China, India and South Africa, and implications on global organisational policy. Presented at W4A 2014, Seoul, 7th April.

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Global Considerations in Creating an Organizational Web Accessibility Policy

  1. 1. David Sloan (@sloandr) and Sarah Horton (@gradualclearning) The PacielloGroup W4A 2014, Seoul, Korea Rep.,April 7th 2014
  2. 2. 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 3  Different types of digital product and service o Growth by acquisition  Different processes  Scattered expertise and awareness of accessibility  Different territories, different local/market requirements
  3. 3.  The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD, 2008) o Including access to digital content of cultural and educational significance  The MarrakeshTreaty to Facilitate Access to PublishedWorks for Persons Who Are Blind,Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled (2013) o Provides for people with print disabilities to receive accessible versions of copyrighted content 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 4
  4. 4.  Four economically significant territories: Brazil, China, India, South Africa  Australia as a baseline of a mature legislative environment for digital accessibility  We looked at: o Ratification of UN CRPD and MarrakeshTreaty o Existence, availability and nature of legislation, standards and digital accessibility 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 5
  5. 5.  All territories have ratified the UN CRPD  But status and evolution of disability rights legislation and supporting documentation is inconsistent  Digital accessibility advocacy and outreach efforts in all territories – evidence particularly in Brazil and India 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 6
  6. 6. Standard Scope Notes AUS WCAG 2 AA Govt and non-gov Specified in DDA guidance from Human Rights Commission BRA eMAG 3.0 Gov (similar to WCAG 2 AA, but with some differences) CHN None found n/a IND Guidelines for Indian GovtWeb sites Gov Accessibility requirements equivalent toWCAG 2 A Also a National Policy on Electronic Accessibility (2013) RSA None found n/a 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 7
  7. 7.  Australia, Brazil, China have signed the Marrakesh Treaty – no ratification yet  All territories have copyright legislation o Brazil and India have some provisions for the rights of people with disabilities to receive accessible versions 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 8
  8. 8.  Slow convergence, much vagueness still exists  Increasing focus on print disability  Prominence of WCAG 2 (and absence of otherWAI guidelines…)  Dominance of HTML as output format; limitations of relying on PDF as digital content format  Organizational capacity (legal and technical) to monitor global trends and events in legislation and standards 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 9
  9. 9.  We thank Pearson Global for their support in funding this research study. 7April 2014 #W4A14. Seoul, Korea Rep. Sloan, Horton 10

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