"The power of the web
is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Web design standards