RNIB Accessibility Blog
The RNIB has launched an Accessibility Blog
For those who haven’t found it yet the RNIB have launched a new Web Accessibility Blog.\nThe RNIB have pioneered accreditation for websites that are accessible to partially sighted and blind users. Their Web Access centre it is well worth a visit. There are plenty of resources avaialble to help developers improve and test their sites and even achieve See It Right accreditation. The blog is another really positive step from the RNIB to help developers and clients to understand the merits and application of Accessibility.
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Moving On From The Disability Discrimination Act
An article entitled e-Government, public services and older people by David Sinclair, Senior Policy Manager at Help the Aged outlines how the web continues to fail older people. Not just confined to the Public Sector this raises questions about exisiting legislation in the UK to deal with inaccessible websites.
Guide to Commissioning Accessible Websites now free
PAS 78 A Guide To Good Practice In Commissioning Accessible Websites is now available for free.
A Worthwhile Accessibility Guide for Clients
The PAS 78 Guide has been released by the Disability Rights Commission and is a must for anyone commissioning a website. The document gives guidance on how to choose a Design Agency, how to manage the process and how to maintain the site once it is up and running.