An Introduction to Web Accessibility
This was our first online AICS meeting and was presented by AICS member Mel Pedley of Black Widow Web Design.
The series of presentations focused on the practical issues that web developers & authors need to understand in order to help their clients reap the benefits of accessible web design. As well as examining the requirements of different user groups, it looked at some of the most common access barriers, how to avoid them, and how accessible techniques can improve Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
The series also introduced the BS 8878 Code of Practice: "Building accessible experiences for disabled people".
The presentations, which were in PDF format, were activated one at a time, so that the material could be viewed, when convenient, in an orderly manner. AICS members were encouraged to comment and/or ask questions using the AICS email list. The discussion on the list were an important element of the meeting.
The presentation topics, which can still be viewed in the members' area of this site, were:
- 1 What is Web Accessibility
- 2 Assistive Technology
- 3 Disabled Access - A Story
- 4 Accessibility Benefits
- 5 Basic Principles
- 6 Two Case Studies
- 7 Common Access Problems
- 8 Five Quick Checks
- 9 Refitting A Legacy Site
Previous meetings in 2010
Email Hell to Email Heaven | AGM 2010
Previous meetings in 2009
Virtualisation | Search Engine Optimisation | Web Technologies | AGM 2009
Previous meetings in 2008
Previous meetings in 2007
Favourite Websites | Seven Steps to Successful Small Business Marketing | AGM 2007
Previous meetings in 2006
AGM | Java Server Faces | Marketing for Success | Use the Phone to Grow your Business | AGM
Previous meetings in 2005
Not only Microsoft, but also... | The Easiest Way To Double Your Profits | Networks - how they work
Previous meetings in 2004
Getting to the Decision Makers | Designing your Website | IT and eCommerce Law | Data Protection and related issues | AGM
Handouts and/or speakers' notes are still available for some of these meetings - please contact the Hon Secretary for more details.