As of September 2002, the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) made it unlawful for any higher-education establishment to place a disabled student at any kind of ‘significant disadvantage’. As EPCC now offers courses to students, this legislation affects us. Here are a few links on the subject.
- Making Pages Accessible
- The Web Accessibility Initiative: w3c WAI
- The Bobby WAI online webpage testing tool: Bobby
- Examples of what can be achieved using only CSS for your design, with pure content in the HTML: The CSS Zen Garden and CSS Beauty. Note that this approach ensures the content is visible on any browser, but the design may degrade unpredictably on those awkward ‘middle-aged’ browsers (Netscape 4.x, IE 4.x).
- JAWS aural browser.