Accessibility advice for businesses

The British Standards Institute and Disability Rights Commission are soon to release the first formal guide for businesses on website accessibility.

Update: You can now download the guide for free here

The snappily named "PAS 78 Guide" is due to be released on the 8th of March and promises to provide "good practice in commissioning accessible websites".

I was encouraged to read that this guide is aimed squarely at businesses, with the emphasis on generating "return on investment". Hopefully, it will provide clear practical advice for businesses interested in making their sites more accessible, while also providing a compelling business case for those that remain unconvinced.

For more information on the guide contact; Corrine Erasmus on +44 (0)20 8996 7090. Alternatively, to order your copy call +44 (0)208 9969001.

Yes, I know it doesn’t sound like the most gripping read, but with luck, it will provide the ammunition you need to convince your bosses that accessibility matters.

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  • Brian

    Ceck out the mark up for the Disability Rights Commission. What a mess! Ironic?!?!

  • Is there a URL or email address Paul – or do we need to call them ?

  • Phone appears to be their prefered method.

  • I think that all kinds of people are not making all that they can when it comes to making their business understanding to all the needs someone that has a disability might need. Others do not even try. We need to start thinking about what we can do to make sites more accessible to people that have a disability. I am happy that you have taken the time to write about this. It is time that people take some more time and work on all of this. I feel that you also made a lot of good points in what you wrote. You should write another or even a few more blogs about this so people can have more of an understand about what they need to start doing. If we all can make people understand and all start working together, we can really make differences in this world.