It's a big day for web accessibility in the UK with the launch and publication of Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 78 in London. The specification was developed by the Disability Rights Commission in collaboration with the British Standards Institute, providing guidance to those commissioning websites to help them to understand the issues around web accessibility, and to ensure that the work they commission results in accessible sites.
It's attracted plenty of publicity today, including a good piece on BBC News , so here's hoping that it makes a material difference in the months and years to come.
- Bruce Lawson: PAS 78: Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites
- The Register covers PAS 78 in typically robust fashion: Call for disabled internet revolt
- OUT-LAW: How to commission an accessible website