Policy versus Practice: The International Case for Digital Accessibility

Talk by Dana Frayne / View Slides

The World Health Organization estimates that about 15% of the world’s population has a disability, and yet, the majority of the Internet is not accessible to people with disabilities. The reasons for this are varied and intertwined with context, particularly within the realms of legislative and design practices. This talk provides an overview of the current digital accessibility landscape by discussing Dana’s postgraduate thesis findings at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute. The talk will begin with a discussion of international accessibility guidelines, and then will transition to an analysis of the social norms that affect the implementation of accessibility guidelines. 

Questions on “Policy versus Practice: The International Case for Digital Accessibility

  1. Do you consider that the multiple-truths viewpoint is reflected in the fact that there is frequently no “one true” solution to web accessibility questions?