Web Design and Information Architecture

The paper by O'Brien and Polovina of the School of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics South Bank University, London, UK, discusses principles that IAs should consider in the design process. Web designers as Information Architects share responsibility for creating an infrastructure which allows effective access to all users. We present some preliminary information architecture principles for accessible Web design, and reveal that there is little evidence to support the optimism that there is a near-time technical solution that will solve Web access problems for people with print disabilities. Education is needed to ensure that scarce public resources are not squandered on electronic Follies. thanks infodesign