ERIC Number: ED470055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Web Accessibility Issues for Higher & Further Education. EDNER (Formative Evaluation of the Distributed National Electronic Resource) Project. Issues Paper.
Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (England).
This issues paper, sixth in a series of eight, is intended to distill formative evaluation questions on topics that are central to the development of the higher and further education information environment in the United Kingdom. In undertaking formative evaluation studies, the Formative Evaluation of the Distributed National Electronic Resource (EDNER) team has noted that some distributed national resource (DNER) resources and projects are not as accessible as they should be. Higher education in the United Kingdom is not unique in this regard. In spite of the potential of technology to widen access to information, many people are not able to access this information because of location, disabilities, or the limitations of the equipment they have. Online materials must be designed to work with assistive technologies through "accessible" Web design. Some tips for accessibility are summarized, and some resources for checking Web pages for accessibility are described. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manchester Metropolitan Univ. (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)