Issue 23 – December 2010
A new British Standard BS 8878:2010 Web accessibility – Code of practice, will help non-technical professionals to ensure any website that they commission or design is accessible for all.
BS 8878 is the first Standard to address the growing challenge of digital inclusion. It provides guidance on how to remove the barriers to inclusion and highlights a simple truth: if accessibility is built-in, it's a win-win for site owners and users.
BS 8878 introduces non-technical professionals to accessibility, usability, and user experience for disabled and older people. It gives guidance on process, rather than on technical and design issues. Both the public and private sector can benefit from this new Standard.