15 RETROFITTING CASE STUDY: REDESIGN OF A UNIVERSITY WEBSITE

by Patrick H. Lauke

My first real contact with accessibility came when I started in my position as Web Editor at the University of Salford in January 2001. As part of the responsibilities of my new job, I started researching some of the legal requirements involving educational websites in the UK, inevitably coming across the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act (SENDA) and the wider-reaching Disabilities Discrimination Act (DDA). From there, I delved further into the area of web accessibility. It soon became obvious that the University's site, which had undergone a year-long redesign process just before I started, presented some fundamental accessibility concerns that urgently ...

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