Currently published as: Business Strategy Series
Online from: 2000
Subject Area: Strategy
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|Title:||Web accessibility: guidelines for busy administrators|
|Author(s):||Sheryl Burgstahler, (Director of Accessible Technology Services and Outreach at the University of Washington in Seattle. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Citation:||Sheryl Burgstahler, (2006) "Web accessibility: guidelines for busy administrators", Handbook of Business Strategy, Vol. 7 Iss: 1, pp.313 - 318|
|Keywords:||Design, Disabilities, Wordwide web|
|DOI:||10.1108/10775730610618990 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to guide administrators in making their organizations web sites accessible to people with disabilities.
Design/methodology/approach – It summarizes legal issues, access challenges for people with disabilities, accessibility guidelines and standards, accessibility tests, and steps that can be taken by administrators to assure that web sites are accessible.
Findings – The author concludes with steps that administrators can take to assure the accessibility of web sites.
Originality/value – It is made clear that administrators do not need a broad range of technical skills regarding web site design in order to direct staff to make organizational web sites accessible and provide them with the tools and guidance they need.
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