Updated Resources Encourage Working Together for Better Accessibility

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

To help and encourage developers and users to work together to make the web more accessible, WAI has updated the following three resources.

1. *Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites* (primarily for users) - provides guidance on encouraging organizations to make their websites accessible, particularly when you find accessibility barriers on a website.

Additional perspectives are in the blog post:
- Take a few minutes to encourage web accessibility. Your voice counts.

2. *Involving Users in Web Projects for Better Easier Accessibility* (primarily for project managers, designers, developers, editors, and the like) - describes how to better understand accessibility issues and implement more effective accessibility solutions by getting people with disabilities involved from the beginning of projects. Applies to:
- websites and web applications
- browsers, media players, and assistive technologies
- authoring tools, including content management systems (CMS), blog software, and WYSIWYG editors
- standards and policies on accessibility
- web technologies and technical specifications

3. *Involving Users in Evaluating Web Accessibility* (for those evaluating accessibility) provides the basics for anyone wanting to ensure that their websites, applications, and tools work well for people with disabilities.

The Involving Users documents are introduced in the blog post:
- Discover new ways of thinking about accessibility

These documents were developed and updated by Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) as part of the WAI-AGE Project. WAI-AGE is a European Commission IST Specific Support Action, with the goal of increasing accessibility of the Web for older people as well as for people with disabilities. See: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAI-AGE/

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/

Received on Thursday, 22 April 2010 15:36:37 UTC