Usability and Accessibility
Ensure that your website is easy to use for the average user so that they can perform a task and/or find information on your site. Keeping it simple is important.
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, interact with and contribute to the Internet.
Useful Accessibility Links:
Introduction to the necessity for web accessibility visit: www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/Overview
Useful tips for increasing accessibility visit: http://www.w3.org/WAI/quicktips/
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG): http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
Disability Discrimination Act: The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission refers to the W3C guidelines as part of its advisory notes under the Act. http://www.humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/standards/www_3/www_3.html