Potential Requirements of the UK Disability Discrimination ActThursday, August 29, 2002
"The DDA makes it unlawful for a provider of services to discriminate against disabled people by refusing or deliberately failing to make its' services accessible to disabled people."
An article titled Web Accessibility: Legal requirements, policies and standards, published on the 7th August, covers some of the requirements an obligations of companies to adhere and embrace accessibility on their websites, from a UK perspective of course. The updated Disability Discrimination Act contains a Code of Practice that comes into force on the 1st of October 2004, so websites should by then already be compliant to priority one and priority two checkpoints of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Some Intelligent Environments suggested links and resources:
- Embracing the challenges of accessible web design
- Disability Rights Commission: New Code of Practice
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- BBC: Net becomes British way of life