August 8, 2006

Accessibility and the Web

Andy Updegrove writes "The history of information technology has always had a bias towards Western languages, and particularly towards English, making it less accessible to those living in other parts of the globe.  For those with disabilities there can be a second layer of challenge to accessing the Web, requiring special tools in order to make equal opportunities available to all. A new initiative has been launched by the W3C to level the linguistic playing field.  And in an interesting example of how "what goes around can come around" in good ways as well as bad, a new project launched by the University of Manchester in England shows how techniques created to assist the disabled in their use of full size screens may help everyone use small-screened mobile devices to use the Web."



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