How to write a useful accessibility statement

Many sites, including this one, have an accessibility statement that explains to visitors what has been done to increase accessibility for people with disabilities. A guess is that many of us have adapted Mark Pilgrim’s Accessibility statement for and left it at that without thinking of ways to make it even better.

Gez Lemon has written a good reminder of the importance of Writing a Good Accessibility Statement. That is, to really think about how it will be used by the people who need it, and to make the information in the accessibility statement less technical and more focused on what the visitors’ needs.

Gez suggests dividing the accessibility statement into three sections: the actual statement, a list of accessibility features and how they can be used, and any remaining accessibility barriers that you are aware of.

Good one, Gez. Now I’ve got to take a look at improving the accessibility statement for this site.

Posted on December 16, 2005 in Accessibility