UKOLN is supported by:. Beyond WAI: Thoughts On Web Accessibility. Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY. Email [email protected] URL http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/. Contents. Background Shared Assumptions My activities The Challenges WAI Limitations The Broader Perspective
The views given are based from a particular perspective and from an understanding of a particular sector.
The views are meant to help start a debate.
Community is aware of WAI, SENDA, … and seeks to implement best practices.
Subsequent discussion led to concerns over whether WAI AA guidelines were achievable / desirable
These are seen as WAI requirements. Are they?
Web Standards: Policies
Policies: Compliant XHTML 1 and CSS 2
Architecture: Save from MS Word / Zope CMS
Exceptions: HTML files derived from MS Office files
Web Standards: Procedures
Compliance checking: ,validate and ,cssvalidate used after page created. Monthly batch validation
Audit trail: Batch audit trail & notes published
Objective standards / best practices
HEI / FEI Implementation
Questions, comments, rebuttals welcome