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How People with Disabilities Use the Web

23/04/2009

Yesterday the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released their draft document “How People with Disabilities Use the Web”.  This document was developed by the WAI’s Education and Outreach Working Group and provides detailed examples of people with different disabilities using Web sites, applications, browsers, and authoring tools. Although a draft, the WAI promise that the document will soon be updated to reflect best practice. Introduction to “How People with Disabilities Use the Web” (2009-04-22) provides a stable reference that will always link to the latest version of the main document.

At first glance this looks like a great introduction to accessible practice for web designers and developers trying to understand the kinds of barriers disabled people can face online. This link also provides a useful way into many of the other materials the WAI have developed to raise awareness and access.

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