Accessibility Policy & Web Standards

Pubsulike.co.uk is compliant to WAI - AAA, W3c - HTML4.01/CSS

W3C

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the international body created to lead the internet to its full potential by developing common standards and protocols that promote its evolution and ensure interoperability.

Strict adherence to these standards ensures that this site will operate on all platforms and is a big step toward creating a fully accessible site. This may become a legal requirement in the near future and may encompases the following standards.

  • WAI - A, AA, AAA
  • W3c - HTML4.01 (or XHTML)
  • W3c - CSS

WAI - AAA

Pubsulike requires that all new Web content conforms to "W3C/WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Conformance Level AA with immediate effect, and that existing Web content be gradually brought into line, as they are periodically updated; it is our aim that all Web pages will conform to the guidelines as soon as possible.

Pubsulike.co.uk is currently AAA which is the highest standard obtainable.

W3C - HTML4.01

HTML 4.01 is a revision of the HTML 4.0 Recommendation first released on 18th December 1997. The revision fixes minor errors that have been found since then. HTML 4.01 will work with most modern browsers, and can acheive striking design and layout when coupled with CSS (cascading style sheets).

We are using validated HTML 4.01 which is the highest HTML standard obtainable.

W3C - CSS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. Sites that use CSS through out are extreamly flexible and portable.

Pubsulike.co.uk is using validated CSS which is the highest standard obtainable.

Web Standards - your legal responsibility

Legal and policy factors apply differently to specific organizations and situations. For example, one organization might be required by explicit government regulations to make its Web sites accessible, while another organization follows the Web accessibility policies recommended by its trade association and required by a partner company.

Some organizations have faced legal action for not making their Web sites accessible. Not complying with accessibility requirements can result in significant legal costs and have negative impact on the organization's reputation.

A good basic start point is PAS 78 as developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and sponsored by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC). The purpose of the PAS 78 is to meet the needs of website commissioners.

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