Website Compliance with the UK’s DDA - Free Seminar
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Website Compliance with the UK’s DDA
August 21st, 2003
2:30 PM British Summer Time (BST)
9:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) North America
Did you know that if your website is not accessible you could be losing customers. Millions of disabled people, both in the UK and abroad, have billions of pounds to spend and they will go elsewhere if your site is inaccessible to them.
The UK Government estimates that there are 8.6 million people with some form of disability in Britain, with an estimated annual purchasing power of �40-�50 billion. By the year 2010, 40 percent of the UK population will be over 45 - the age at which the incidence of disability begins to increase significantly. However, many websites, most unwittingly, are discriminating against this large and potentially profitable group. What business can afford to ignore such an opportunity?
Companies providing services online in the UK are subject to new accessibility laws, following the publication of a Code of Practice. This Code of Practice addresses discrimination against people with disabilities in the UK and removes the uncertainty surrounding Web site accessibility.
Until now there has been ambiguity over the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, because the wording of the Act does not specifically mention Web services. The Code of Practice makes it clear, however, that any company providing services through a Web site has the same responsibilities as a company providing services any other way. And recently, the Disability Rights Commission has launched its first formal investigation in to Website accessibility.
Join Watchfire in this free seminar and learn:
- Why accessibility has become an important issue on the web
- What moral and legal pressures are coming to bear
- What are the standards that apply
- How automated tools can help - see how Watchfire has evolved the popular Bobby(tm) product.
This will be a 50-minute presentation, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.
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