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RE: UK accessibility standards


From: Gareth Dart
Date: Sep 28, 2006 6:30AM


There is a very good article on the Disability Discrimination Act and web accesibility here: http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/web-accessibility/uk-website-legal-requirements.shtml. In the absence of any detailed requirements in the legislation, or any UK test cases, this article suggests that (unsurprisingly) the W3C guidelines should be used as a basis for accessibility considerations. I note your friend's gov.uk domain - isn't there a policy for government websites to follow?

Where I work we're overhauling our site for a go-live in December. We've adopted a policy of adhering to the W3C's Priority 1 guidelines, no arguments, and working toward implementing all of the Priority 2 guidelines unless there is a very compelling reason not to. So far, even with the use of a CMS, we haven't hit any serious impediments to Priorities 1 and 2.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]On Behalf Of Helen A
Sent: Thursday 28 September 2006 12:57
Subject: [WebAIM] UK accessibility standards

Can anyone advise my friend?

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From: "Simon Karner" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Date sent: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 17:08:52 +0100
Subject: Disability Standards and computer systems

Helen we have a few options on our main system. Can you give me
some links to Disability Access standards so we can see which we
should adopt.


Simon Karner
Senior Information and IT Co-ordinator
Housing and Social Work Services
Falkirk Council
Denny Town House, 23 Glasgow Road, Denny, FK6 5DL

External: 01324-504045
Internal: ext.4045
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