BOOBY requirments?

  tomleady 11:34 09 Oct 2003

in my new job, I had to fix a few bugs on a cd/web thing, i had nowt to do with design. on the feedback, i received::

"the text seems so much more unreadable and long compared with the old CDROM. Is the text size determined by BOBBY requirements or something ? "

what is BOBBY?!? anyhelp gratefully received, cus getting hold of the people i need to is like finding old Bin Laden!

  tomleady 11:36 09 Oct 2003

boBBY, not Booby!

must be on the brain....

  Taran 11:46 09 Oct 2003

click here

It's all about accessibility and validation for the disabled.

click here for more details of the Act that covers it.

  Sir Radfordin 16:44 09 Oct 2003

Not that you should have reason to doubt, but Taran is correct.

As I understand it Bobby is a bit of software that will test a site for suitability for those with disabilities. Any well designed site should not have any problems.

  Forum Editor 07:24 10 Oct 2003

it has been illegal for a service provider to treat a disabled person "less than favorably" because of his/her disability. This law was strengthened in October 1999, when it became obligatory for service providers to make "reasonable adjustments" to the way in which their services were provided, to take into account the difficulties experienced by people with disabilities.

On 1st October 2004 the law will be amended yet again, but this will mainly affect physical access to commercial premises.

It doesn't matter that a person doesn't pay for the service he/she uses - it must still comply with the relevant legislation, and this applies to web sites and multi-media products. In your case, text must be easy to read, and ideally there should be an option to view it in a larger font size.

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