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RE: Accessibility and web developer contracts

From: Tom James <TJames@salisbury.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 15:34:16 +0100
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Jon Hanna wrote ...

> An important thing here is that you have the standards to which you will
be
> expected to comply available before you begin. Otherwise it will be
> impossible to work to that requirement, especially in this particular
regard
> since one organisations accessibility standards might be in direct
> contradiction to another's.

In principal this will be WCAG A, and it will be stated in the contract.
However, I need to think a bit more about this. Much of the content is
likely to be map based. I can't think how  to write a text equivalent for a
map (referenced via longdesc or otherwise), since different users will look
at a map and extract different content from it, and hence by definition, one
user's "text equivalent" of a map won't be the same as another's. 

The devil, as always, is in the detail!

	Tom 

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