Articles

A number of articles by Flash Bristow on accessibility issues.



Five reasons for accessibility - February 2006

Can't be bothered with accessibility? Worried about the cost, or how your site will look?

This article explains five good reasons why you should care about your site's accessibility level, and debunks the myths about cost and appearance.



What's wrong with Bobby? - October 2004

This article explains why Bobby, a tool for checking website accessibility, is disliked by many web designers. It examines what Bobby gets right, what it gets wrong, and suggests alternatives.

If you have always thought being "Bobby AAA Approved" meant your site was fully accessible, it's time to think again.

[Bobby has now been superceded by WebXACT - however, this still falls down in many of the same ways.]



Can I be prosecuted? - September 2004

This article explains the current climate in relation to the Disability Discrimination Act and whether there are any law enforceable bodies which will prosecute for an inaccessible website.

It's essential reading for employers, who often don't understand their obligations - nor how straightforward it can be to become compliant.



Making your site accessible - July 2004

This article provides an overview of the issues relating to accessibility, including the standards, and the needs of different user groups.

It's a good starting point for anyone seeking to learn about the issues - and benefits - of making your website accessible.
"We are really delighted with our new website. Flash was extremely fast, friendly and helpful all the way through the process and went to great lengths to get the website just as we wanted. As complete novices to the world of website design, we were grateful to have a person who made the task run so smoothly. Thank you very much!"
[Hackney Family Backup]


"Thank you so much for all your hard work on my behalf; you very quickly grasped the image I wanted to portray. I am really pleased with the website that was delivered earlier than I expected and on budget. Your extensive knowledge of websites and the legislation that affects them is impressive and led to a level of detail that I was not expecting. I literally could not have done it without you. It has been a real pleasure working with Web Design & Mastery."
[Kate Fishpool Associates]
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