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Framework for Accessible Specification of Technologies (FAST)

Michael Cooper, or


World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group (APA WG)

Review of specifications

Self review

Current W3C Guidelines

Framework for Accessible Specification of Technologies

User needs

Example user needs

Breakdown of user needs

Above needs are higher-level than seen in other guidelines, but do have more detailed break-downs, such as for first one above:

Meeting user needs

FAST desribes 3 approaches to meet user needs:

Combining approaches

Example: color contrast

User need: user needs higher than average contrast between foreground and background colors

Optimal approach

Identifying technology feature needs

Anticipated usage of FAST

FAST checklist


Emerging technologies

Status of FAST

Future work

Ways to Contribute

Questions, Discussion