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Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Patrick H. Lauke, Jim Thatcher, Shawn Lawton Henry, Cynthia D. Waddell, Bruce Lawson, Michael R. Burks, Christian Heilmann, Mark Urban, Richard Rutter, Bob Regan

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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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