...Reaching All

disability symbol"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." --Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

Accessibility is not always the first thing the average person thinks about when deciding what information should go on a website. By "average" I mean someone without any web design or HCI (human-computer interaction) training. Once you take a class in either, accessibility is one of the first concepts covered. If everyone cannot access your information then what is the point? This page will provide some basic do's and do not's of usability and accessibility. 

The original Golden Rule instructs humans to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." In a similar aspect, HCI also has a set of golden rules. Written by Ben Schneiderman in 1986, they hold true today and are the tenets of design at companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google. You can read about the rules in this article, Schneiderman’s Eight Golden Rules Will Help You Design Better Interfaces.

Jasper County Charter System is committed to providing equal service and the best possible experience to ALL stakeholders and guests who visit our website. When designing your teacher pages, keep the first rule (Strive for consistency) in mind as this relates directly to accessibility in web design. Over to the right are links to resources in accessibility that will give you some guides to follow.