Disabled accessibility: the pragmatic approach (13 Jun 1999)
It has gotten much easier to advise people on making it possible for users with disabilities to use a website: just follow the official Web Accessibility Initiative Standard (WAI) from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The new design standard includes many of the elements known to enhance the usability of a UI standard, including a clear checklist and specific technical implementation instructions. The only thing missing is an ample set of examples. Maybe the W3C was hindered by their status as an "official" organization and felt unable to use screenshots of current corporate websites as examples of discrimination against users with disabilities.
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