Joe Clark: Media access

Updated 2003.10.23

How to make a real Web site

On October 8, as part of GTEC Week, I addressed the session entitled “Web Accessibility: People, Knowledge, and Technology.” Over the previous day and a half, I had also participated in the National Forum on Web Accessibility, convened by Industry Canada.

The following presentation made the case that Web accessibility is an outcome of Web standards.

Web accessibility, Web standards

Web accessibility relies on standards.

What do we mean by “standards”?

Web pages vs. Windows pages

Standards & citizenship

Development maturity

In this way, you have the greatest possible chance of creating a Web site that works for everyone, disabled or not, irrespective of whatever device or technology they choose to use. I call that good government.