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This page provides an overview of 28 articles related to 'web accessibility initiative', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is an effort to improve the accessibility of the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) for people with disabilities. People with disabilities may encounter difficulties when using computers generally, but also on the Web. Since people with disabilities often require non-standard devices and browsers, making websites more accessible also benefits a wide range of user agents and devices, including mobile devices, which have limited resources. The W3C launched the Web Accessibility in 1997 with endorsement by The White House and W3C members. It has several working groups and interest groups that work on guidelines, technical reports, educational materials and other documents that relate to the several different components of web accessibility. These components include web content, web browsers and media players, authoring tools, and evaluation tools. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Web Accessibility Initiative)

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Metadata related to 'web accessibility initiative' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'web accessibility initiative': 28 (1.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'web accessibility initiative' across all Ariadne articles: 82
  • Average number of references to 'web accessibility initiative' per Ariadne article: 2.93
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'web accessibility initiative': 1999-06
  • Trending factor of 'web accessibility initiative': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'web accessibility initiative':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. dominik lukes (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. alistair mcnaught (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. jenny craven (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. david sloan (see articles on this topic by this author)

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WebWatch: How Accessible Are Australian University Web Sites?

Dey Alexander reports on a recent study of the accessibility of Australian university Web sites.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

Web Watch: An Accessibility Analysis of UK University Entry Points

Brian Kelly reports on the accessibility of entry points of UK University Web sites.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Web Watch: 404s, What's Missing?

Brian Kelly discusses 404 'not found' messages, and why you don't always get the same one.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: WWW 2003 Trip Report

Brian Kelly writes on the recent WWW 2003 conference and outlines some of the latest Web developments.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Web Focus: The WWW 2005 Conference

Brian Kelly provides his impressions including reports of areas of doubt and uncertainty - but also of an exciting new development.

July 2005, issue44, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: Let's Get Serious about HTML Standards

Brian Kelly encourages authors to treat compliance with HTML standards seriously.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Web Focus: Interfaces to Web Testing Tools

Brian Kelly looks at interfaces to Web testing tools, and in particular at Bookmarklets - simple extensions to browsers which enhance functionality.

January 2003, issue34, tooled up

Web Accessibility Revealed: The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Audit

Marcus Weisen, Helen Petrie, Neil King and Fraser Hamilton describe a comprehensive Web accessibility audit involving extensive user testing as well as automatic testing of Web sites.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Understanding the Searching Process for Visually Impaired Users of the Web (NoVA)

Jenny Craven gives an overview of the Resource funded NoVA project (Non-visual access to the digital library).

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Towards a Pragmatic Framework for Accessible E-Learning

Lawrie Phipps, Neil Witt and Brian Kelly while recognising the importance of accessibility in e-learning resources, query the universal applicability of the Web Accessibility Initiative's guidelines and describe a pragmatic framework which provides a broader context for their use.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

The Institutional Web Management Workshop 2004

Tracey Stanley reports on the 8th Institutional Web Management Workshop at the University of Birmingham over 27-29 July. The theme of this year's workshop was Transforming the Organisation.

October 2004, issue41, event report

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2002, issue33, news and events

Involving Users in the Development of a Web Accessibility Tool

Jenny Craven and Mikael Snaprud describe how the EC-funded European Internet Accessibility Observatory Project is involving users in the development of a Web accessibility checking and monitoring tool.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

In Vision: The Internet As a Resource for Visually Impaired People

Ann Chapman on the Internet as a resource for visually impaired people: a survey of accessible sites, resources, current research and software.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Herding Tigers, Part II

Sophie Clarke describes an event designed to share ideas on accessibility, evaluation and the use of learning technology standards.

January 2004, issue38, event report

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility With Firefox

Patrick Lauke outlines how Mozilla Firefox can be used in conjunction with the Web Developer Toolbar to carry out a preliminary accessibility review.

July 2005, issue44, tooled up

Editorial Introduction to Issue 70

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 70.

November 2012, issue70, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 44: One Day We All Learn the Hard Way

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 44.

July 2005, issue44, editorial

DISinHE: Web Content Accessibility

Paul Booth discusses Web content accessibility.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Development of Digital Libraries for Blind and Visually Impaired People

Jennie Craven reports on the IFLA/SLB conference in Washington in August 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Developing and Publicising a Workable Accessibility Strategy

Lawrie Phipps, Sue Harrison, David Sloan and Betty Willder look at the increasing need for developers of institutional and educational Web sites to develop and follow a strategy for ensuring optimal accessibility of online content.

January 2004, issue38, tooled up

Bring Your Own Policy: Why Accessibility Standards Need to Be Contextually Sensitive

Brian Kelly, Jonathan Hassell, David Sloan, Dominik Lukeš, E A Draffan and Sarah Lewthwaite argue that rather than having a universal standard for Web accessibility, standardisation of Web accessibility practices and policies needs to be sufficiently flexible to cater for the local context.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Book Review: Web Accessibility

Martin White reviews a book that provides advice for managers on how to ensure that Web sites, intranets and library services are fully compliant with guidelines and legislation on accessibility.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Access, Delivery, Performance - The Future of Libraries Without Walls

Michael Day reviews a Festschrift celebrating the work of Professor Peter Brophy, founder of the Centre for Research in Library and Information Management.

July 2010, issue64, review

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

'Does He Take Sugar?': The Risks of Standardising Easy-to-read Language

Brian Kelly, Dominik Lukeš and Alistair McNaught highlight the risks of attempting to standardise easy-to-read language for online resources.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

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