The dutch take on accessibility

456bereastreet loves the the dutch accessibility law. I tend to agree. That’s some lovely guidelines. I’d love to read the whole document translated. I try to use the w3c guidelines personally which I think its pretty common practice by Irish web designers.

 Currently Irish law isnt all that clear,

There is currently no Irish law that specifically covers the accessibility of ICT-based products and services. The Equal Status Act and Employment Equality Act come closest, but both lack effective compulsion. The Disability Act appears to go further but is unclear in its meaning.

We can expect to see some laws being brought in for accessibility in Ireland at one point. Till then while its not being enforced a lot of people are still trying to make their sites as accessible as possible.


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