Striking a balance between cost, time and quality is a constant
challenge on any project and accessibility is another important
consideration to add into the mix.
Here's a few questions that you might want to ask of your
Level of accessibility
- How much accessibility do we want to provide?
- WCAG A, AA, or AAA compliance?
- A third-party accredited standard?
- How will we measure success?
- Which features of accessibility will be difficult or costly to
- Do we need to learn new technologies?
- How will our goal of conformance affect our time-scales?
- How do we let people know about the effort we have put in to
making our web products inclusive?
Read more about WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines (this link will open in a new browser
Choice of technology
- How good is our chosen technology at delivering an accessible
- How can we provide an accessible alternative for areas with
- What if a user's disability makes access to certain content
difficult no matter what we do?
Web Technology Comparison Table (future link)
Personalizing guidelines (future link)
Gathering feedback (future link)
- What are our legal obligations?
- What will happen in the event that someone has difficulty
accessing our site?
- Can we justify all of the decisions that we have made?
- What about international requirements?
DDA and the web (this link will open in a new
Level of confidence
- How do we ensure that our development team have the right
- Do we need training?
- What real value do accessibility consultants bring?
- Can we develop in house or use a contractor?
- Do we need user testing?
- How much will it cost?
- How much of it do we need?
- Who do we go to?
- How do we know that the information we get is right?