Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility - Developers

  • Fix the Web believes web accessibility is not improving very quickly despite the efforts of many experts. The scale of the problem is huge and there is a need for culture change amongst web developers and website owners. their solution is to make it super easy for people facing accessibility issues (such as many disabled and older people) to report problems with websites. Volunteers do the work of contacting the website owners and signposting them to support. In doing this work, volunteers will understand more about e-accessibility for themselves, as well as giving crucial information to website owners. Everybody wins! And you can view a video of Fix the Web's success by following this link.  
  • Simply Accessible has been working in the accessibility field since 1999. The company is lead by Derek Featherstone, internationally renowned speaker, author and accessibility expert. They help their clients with three core accessibility needs:
    1. Taking Stock: They assess your current level of accessibility so that you know where you stand.
    2. Chart a Course: based on that assessment, they help you figure out where you need to go and how you’re going to get there.
    3. Learn to do it yourself: Part of getting there is working with your teams to ensure that they get the knowledge and skills that you need to be self-sufficient.
  • Simply Accessible also provide on-going monitoring and evaluation of the accessibility of your redesign efforts, or new web sites and applications. Why? Because you need to know if you’re hitting the mark.
  • Derek Featherstone is an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility and web development. He is the lead of Simply Accessible Inc., a leading firm that delivers insightful and creative accessibility consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, public utilities, government agencies and other private sector clients.

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