This page introduces W3C
resources to support web site accessibility. Separate guidance
is available on accessibility of software
Many countries have
legislation requiring web
site accessibility. In the UK, legal action has been taken against
web service providers under the Disability Discrimination Act Code
of Practice that requires “reasonable adjustments”
to make web site services accessible to disabled users.
W3C has a detailed
accessibility checklist with 3 priorities:
- Basic requirements for some groups to be able to use Web documents.
- Significant barriers to accessing Web documents.
- Improved access to Web documents.
Automated checkers such as Bobby
are useful to eliminate straightforward errors, but guidelines related
to meaning still need manual inspection.
Updated July 2003 by Nigel Bevan and Arlene Kline