Medway Council Revamps Site to Meet W3C Accessibility StandardsBy Saran, Cliff; ComputerWeekly.com,
Publication Date: August 2003
Article announcing that the Medway Council has redeveloped its web site to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, which requires all organizations to make reasonable adjustments to their systems to allow people with disabilities to access them. The improvements were made following consultation with people with visual impairments. The project also involved hiring a web designer with experience building accessible web sites to create model sites that the council could show to the focus groups and test. The site was built using the Ixos Obtree C4 content management system, and was tested with accessibility software such as Window-Eyes, JAWS for Windows, and IBM’s Voice Browser. Bobby software from Watchfire was used to test the site for accessibility compliance.
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