W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - Explanation and Links
The W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium. One of their main aims is for universal access to the web:
"To make the Web accessible to all by promoting technologies that take into account the vast differences in culture, languages, education, ability, material resources, access devices, and physical limitations of users on all continents"
The Disability Discrimination Act Part III comes into force in October 2004. Websites failing to meet basic W3C guidelines may be open to prosecution.
The logo above shows that this website has been designed to conform to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 level AAA (the highest level). These guidelines describe how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. The link at the top of this page will take you to the W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative).