The problem with ‘designing for the average user’ is that many users are decidedly non-average.
Many sites exclude such users, usually by accident. Those users make up around a fifth of your potential audience.
(Source: W3C statistics)
The Disability Discrimination Act is already in force. Web sites are specifically included. What does the law say? Who is being taken to court for excluding people with disabilities? Here you can find out how UK and European law relates to accessibility on the web. Find out your obligations.
In an update to our popular piece on 'How to Comply with the Law', we consider the various codes of best practice applicable to your web site, and also how changes in the law may now affect you. Read more on best practice.
From our Accessibility Field Notes...
Our senior accessibility consultant, Paul Ratcliffe, delves into the surprisingly dangerous world of skip links.
by Janice Redish & Mary Frances Theofanos, Society for Technical Communication
by Martin Sloan, the Journal of Information, Law & Technology
by Jakob Nielsen, Useit.com
by Frank Gaine, Evolt.org
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