Accessible By Design

In this week's issue of Digital Web Magazine Anitra Pavka gives us a broad general view of Web accessibility for the rest of us. The article is geared towards web designers and developers.

"'Web accessibility' is a hot topic today. You may also be familiar with other phrases like the W3C Web Accessibility Inititiative (WAI) or U.S. Section 508 guidelines. Many countries have Web accessibility guidelines that apply to their government sites. Now private companies are also realizing the benefits of creating accessible technology. The demand for accessible sites is growing, but Web workers, like you, are often unclear how to make sites more accessible. Designing an accessible site isn't necessarily harder, but it involves unique limitations that make you approach design from a different perspective."