All posts for "W3C" tag

Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics

Published
5th August 2013
by 
Simon Norris
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Making websites accessible without sacrificing aesthetics

Fifteen years after the Web Accessibility Initiative was launched, which aimed to improve web usability for those with disabilities, online accessibility is still widely ignored. Far too often there is a belief that a compromise must be made between accessibility and an attractive design.

EU adopts the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

Published
7th January 2011
by 
Léonie Watson
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EU adopts the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

On Wednesday 5th January the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified by the European Union (EU). The convention was adopted by the UN on 13th December 2006 and opened for signatures on 30th March 2007. It was a historic moment for human rights, and we were proud to be part of the UN’s activities

eAccessibility Forum meeting

Published
2nd July 2010
by 
Léonie Watson
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eAccessibility Forum meeting

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) held the second meeting of the Digital Economy eAccessibility Forum yesterday. The forum is a platform for exploring eInclusion issues, and developing and sharing best practice solutions across all sectors.

How to write an accessibility statement

Published
17th February 2009
by 
Léonie Watson
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How to write an accessibility statement

An Accessibility Statement is a declaration that defines the level of web accessibility that a website aims to achieve. In this article, we look at why an accessibility statement should be provided and the information that should go into it.

Web accessibility

Published
1st November 2002
by 
Simon Norris
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Web accessibility

A large proportion of users cannot gain access to the information and services the Web provides and this represents a dichotomy. The Web was designed to provide universal access to information, however many web sites are inaccessible to people with disabilities. This paper examines web accessibility and provides simple methods for checking a site's accessibility.