usability and accessibility

  gillersuk 15:00 30 Oct 2004

I am a second year Joint Honours student at Durham University and am doing a Computer Science project in which we have to simulate an online trading company. One of the areas that I am concerned with is making sure that the service provided is both usable and accessible by everyone and especially to people who have disabilities.

If anyone knows anything about this subject it would be very useful to hear from you.

The sort of things Im looking for is:
identifying problems,
working to correct those problems,
history of accessibility laws and development,
and anything else that seems useful.

It would be great to hear from you (sorry about the long post)

  sean-278262 18:48 30 Oct 2004

The main rules for producing a site to be accessable for blind people (among others)is to make the product description as vivid as possible. Dont do a Dabs and make it vague.

Always label images so the box comes up with an accurate description.

And simplicity is the best easier to navigate for people with any ability level. Try to use just main links to pages such as the home page.

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