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Web Accessibility: Introductory Workshop

Brian Hardy, Andrew Arch, Vision Australia Foundation
& Graham Oliver, AccEase, New Zealand

Web Accessibility

“The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

“Accessible design is good design.”

Steve Ballmer, President of Microsoft

Who Benefits

Disability in Australia

ABS (1998):

Major types of disability:

Rural and remote users

Policy and Legal contexts

Good Business Practice

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Common Problems

Common Problems …education

Getting it Right

Design accessibility in from the start

Adopt user-centred design

Involve accessibility experts

Involve people with disabilities

An accessible website has gone through this process

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