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web accessibility

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"The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."

Tim Berners-Lee
Founder of the World Wide Web
Director of the W3C

What is web accessibility?

Accessibility is about web pages that can be navigated and read by everyone, regardless of disability, location, experience or technology.
Who cares about accessiblity?

Users. People with physical or mental disabilities, or special needs are not the only ones affected by accessibility issues. People with more common conditions such as dyslexia or colourblindness can also have difficulty in accessing the web easily.

The Government. In the UK two pieces of legislation have recently been introduced, The Disibilities Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act (SENDA), both of which are designed to ensure institutions such as ours take accessibility seriously.

Web authorities. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body responsible for setting the standards that web designers should adhere to, have created the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) a set of standards to be met that should ensure accessible websites

Wiltshire College. We take our commitment to web accessibility very seriously indeed. We have attempted, by means of a combination of innovative page designs, software tools and support staff to make our facilities as accessible as possible

What accessibility options are available?

Wiltshire College provides a great deal of support to those seeking access to our websites. The following links will explain just what is available.

Accessible materials
Web design standards
Accessibility links

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