Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice George Bell 23 Nov 2012 11:11 GMT

Derek,

If you or your organisation have a contract with a web designer to
develop an "accessible" web site, then the onus is on that designer to
fulfil their contract.

That said, it would be wiser to try and be more specific and perhaps
refer to a specific standard of accessibility, or at the very least,
your target audience.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Derek
Hornby
Sent: 23 November 2012 10:51
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice

David
"responsibility of the designer to make sure the site is accessible"

Surely  it's actually  the  responsibility of site Owner!
If you  had access problems with a web site,  and wanted to take Legal
actin,  surely it's the site owner  you take to court!
Regards,  Derek

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David
Reynolds
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:06 PM
To: lists.godfrey-mckay@virginmedia.com; 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice

Richard,

Absolutely right. Telling a designer how to do his job isn't the way.
You can tell him not to use any tables always use alt text, but
ultimately, it is the responsibility of the designer to make sure the
site is accessible.
Davi.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
Richard Godfrey-McKay
Sent: 22 November 2012 20:21
To: 'Sue & Ian'; 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Web Design advice

Sue, Isn't the important thing to ensure that your agreement  with the
designers states that the site needs to be accessible/usable by
blind/ps/disabled people, and, that should, in my view, give you the
opportunity to come back to them if that group subsequently encounters
a design problem?

the danger of telling them specifically what you want is that you may
not cover all the ground, and if the problem which emerges hasn't been
mentioned, the designers may try to argue that you didn't specify
that!
Very important to ask potential designers to give info re their
experience of designing such sites.
Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Sue &
Ian
Sent: 22 November 2012 20:06
To: British Computer Association
Subject: [BCAB] Web Design advice

Hi, I am looking for some advice from those of you who understand web
design and implimenting accessibility/usability from the start. I am
involved with a small group who have just secured funding to set up a
website and we want to make sure it is accessible and more importantly
useable from a disabled persons point of view, especially using screen
readers and magnification. Is there anything in particular we should
be a, asking for and b, looking for, when dealing with web designers.
Thanks Susan Jones
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