How Web Accessibility Guidelines Apply to Design for the Ageing Population

Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C/WAI
Sophia-Antipolis, France

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Presentation Overview

World Wide Web Consortium, W3C

Leading the Web to Its Full Potential...

Web Accessibility Initiative, WAI

Operates under the W3C Process to provide:

Web Accessibility Guidelines

W3C maintains three accessibility guidelines:

Guidelines Relationship

Essential Components of Web Accessibility

Other Resources on Accessibility

Additional resources support the guidelines:

...Web accessibility is a well established field

Requirements for the Ageing Community?

Design guidelines and resources for the ageing community are less coherent:

WAI-AGE Project: Bridging the Gap

Web Accessibility Initiative Ageing Education and Harmonization (WAI-AGE):

The WAI-AGE Project is funded by the European Commission under FP-6 of the Information Society Technologies (IST).

Thank You!

Shadi Abou-Zahra
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Sophia-Antipolis, France