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The web content accessibility guidelines 2.0:an analysis of industry self-regulation

Easton, Catherine (2011) The web content accessibility guidelines 2.0:an analysis of industry self-regulation. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, 19 (1). pp. 74-93. ISSN 1464-3693

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Abstract

While national and international disability-discrimination provisions lay down a duty to design accessible websites, the actual standards by which accessibility is gauged is an area in which self-regulation and the lack of a definitive international standard prevails. This article presents an analysis of a key self-regulatory standardisation body, the World Wide Web Consortium, in order to determine how its composition, processes and standards themselves impact upon this international, technical arena. This analysis is placed in the context of increased calls for the participation of disabled people in the creation of provisions and the difficulty in reaching a consensus in areas such as access to technology for people with cognitive difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Law and Information Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet ; Accessibility ; Disability ; W3C ; Self-regulation ; Standardisation ; Accountability ; Equality ; UNCRPD
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 58963
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2012 14:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 11:50
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58963

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