Web Accessibility is about ensuring your website is easy to use for everyone, including users with visual, hearing and motor impairments, learning difficulties, and even those who are new to computers and the internet. More and more people in the older generation are using computers and buying online, so it's important that you don't alienate users with bad design and coding.
If you are concerned about the accessibility of your website, I can create a detailed report outlining areas where work is required, with recommendations and suggestions.
If you want to create an accessible website, I can work with you from concept to completion, helping you to identify key attributes and create a fully accessible website.
During the time that I worked for NVG, I attended a number of courses in Web Accessibility and did a lot of research. I was the company Web Accessibity Specialist, creating reports for sites and ensuring that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) were followed.
In November 2010 BSi released BS8878 - a new standard document to replace the old PAS78, aimed at web product owners. The new Equality Act 2010 (replacing the DDA Disability Discrimination Act) places an obligation on information providers to ensure their web products are accessible.