Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web.W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. (2005). What is Web Accessibility. Introduction to Web Accessibility. http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
First Reading: June 20, 2018Parliament of Canada. (2018). C-81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada House Government Bill.https://www.parl.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?billId=9990870&Language=E
Accessibility often gets pigeon-holed as simply making sure there are no barriers to access for screen readers or other assistive technology, without regard to usability.Quesenbery, W. (2009). Usable Accessibility: Making Web Sites Work Well for People with Disabilities. UX Matters. http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2009/02/usable-accessibility-making-web-sites-work-well-for-people-with-disabilities.php
- Whitney Quesenbery @whitneyq
All Technology is Assistive Technology.Hendron, S. (2013). All Technology is Assistive Technology: 6 dispositions for designers on disability. https://medium.com/thoughtful-design/a8b9a581eb62
- Sara Hendren @ablerism
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Suddenly, a hooded figure springs out and zaps R2 with a gun. R2 stops dead in his tracks, his metal body crawling with electrical current. His lights go out and he keels forward.Electrox3d. (2011). Star Wars for Blind People (Blu-ray audio track): description of a Jawa shooting R2!. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCZqKxQME6o
The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.World Wide Web Consortium. (1997). World Wide Web Consortium Launches International Program Office for Web Accessibility Initiative. http://www.w3.org/Press/IPO-announce
- Tim Berners-Lee @timbernerslee