Policies for Improving Accessible Web Development Techniques and Management
When examining web site accessibility for individuals with disabilities, it is important to address development from the premise that web sites should be aesthetically pleasing and usable – as well as accessible. By applying these criteria, developers are encouraged to work as teams, utilize comprehensive management techniques, and address the need for long-term maintenance. This approach ultimately results in a web development infrastructure that can handle both high demand, as well as change. In the case of the WIND Web Services Team this infrastructure takes the form of a “Development and Guidelines and Recommendations” document, core values conveyed to all Team Members, a quality checklist, constant discussion and collaboration, and an emphasis on documentation. However, the most important element of this infrastructure is the creation of a learning environment dedicated to accessibility and comprehensive quality development.
Winner of the Mountain Plains Library Association Academic Section – “Best Paper Award”
Michelle Armstrong. "Policies for Improving Accessible Web Development Techniques and Management" Mountain Plains Library Association Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ. Dec. 2001.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_armstrong/4