Tuesday, December 23, 2008

web accessibility guidelines

Has everyone heard?

"The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced a new standard to make sites more accessible to older and disabled people.

Version 2.0 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) will apply to text, images, audio and video."


This will give digital agencies plenty of excuses to sell in updates to previous work.

One of the things I think is a good money making idea, but also a good general idea "In particular, the draft standard recommends the involvement of disabled people in the development of websites and suggests automated tools to test for accessibility." - i.e. getting disabled people involved in user testing.

By the looks of it we should be working towards BS 8878 as well.

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