Consultancy: Web Accessibility

This page provides more detailed descriptions of Brian Kelly’s consultancy work.


Web Accessibility: Policies and Practices

Background

Brian Kelly attended the launch of the W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) in 1997. Since then Brian has been active in not only advising institutions on Web accessibility but also in developing  approaches which address the limitations of WAI’s guidelines in areas beyond simple information resources, such as Web resources to support learning, research and cultural activities.

Brian has written a number of peer-reviewed papers on Web accessibility. The first paper, Developing A Holistic Approach For E-Learning Accessibility, was published in 2004. Since then papers written with accessibility researchers and practitioners from across the UK and Australia documented the development of a methodology for enhancing the accessibility of Web resources which goes beyond the characteristics of the digital resource.

Brian has also facilitated many talks and workshop session on Web accessibility. Recent events have included:

  • Web accessibility is not (primarily) about conformance with web accessibility standards
    Brian gave a presentation in Second Life given at the IDRAC 2014 conference on Saturday 4 October 2014. See the abstract and slides.
  • Building an Accessible Digital Institution
    Brian facilitated a workshop session at the Cetis 2014 conference. See the abstract and slides.
  • Accessibility, Inclusivity and MOOCs: What Can BS 8878 Offer?
    Brian took part in an ILSIG Webinar on ‘MOOCs and Inclusive Practice’ held on 27 March 2014.
  • Accessibility is Primarily about People and Processes, Not Digital Resources!
    Brian gave an invited online talk at the OZeWAI 2013 conference on 29 November 2013. See the the abstract and slides.

Consultancy Offerings

Brian is willing to give talks, facilitate workshop sessions, collaborate in writing papers and provide consultancy in this area. If you would like to discuss details further please get in touch.