Web accessibility for web and multimedia developers
Are you responsible for developing websites, multimedia, web templates, web-based applications or authoring tools? Then you need to become familiar with and follow the standards and processes listed below.
Standards and processes
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Web resources include web pages, websites, web and other online applications including Rich Internet Applications and multimedia for which RMIT is legally responsible under the Disability Discrimination Act, 1992.
Web resources by web or multimedia specialists
The standard, evaluation process and a checklist for web resources developed and published by web or multimedia specialists at RMIT.
Design and development business process
Ensures that accessible design concerns are addressed at the relevant stages of design or development projects.
Non-HTML resources include Portable Document Format (PDF) documents and MS Office documents (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) published on the web.
The standard, evaluation process and a checklist for PDF documents.
Presentation templates and slideshows
The standard, evaluation process and a checklist for presentation templates and documents.
The standard, evaluation process and a checklist for spreadsheets.
Word processor documents and templates
The standard, evaluation process and a checklist for word processor templates and documents.
Applications used to build and manage websites.
Web authoring tools
Standards for web authoring tools used at RMIT. Includes evaluation processes and checklists for in-house developed and third-party applications.
“Developers think, I can't use the cool, new technologies because they're not accessible,' rather than looking at these technologies and making them accessible.
So it's like people don't see an accessible interface as an opportunity to make a cooler interface, but as something that is dumbing down what you really want to do.”