It’s good to see the Brits being proactive in the web accessibility field. The draft accessibility standard – BS 8878 Web accessibility – was released on 1st December for comment and aims to provide guidance on accessibility, usability and user experience processes in relation to people with disabilities, rather than on technical and design issues.
BSI British Standards is inviting all interested parties, and in particular marketing professionals and disabled web users, to review and comment on the draft of a new standard on accessible websites. DPC BS 8878 Web accessibility – Building accessible experiences for disabled people – Code of Practice is applicable to all public and private organizations wishing to offer accessible, usable websites to their customers. […]
Based on PAS 78: 2006, Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites, DPC BS 8878 informs organizations of their legal responsibilities in relation to web accessibility, calling on them to appoint a specific person or department to oversee activity. […]
The draft BS 8878 Web accessibility standard is available for viewing and commenting until 31 January 2009 – note that (free) registration and login is required.
Article via The Web Standards Project