BSI British Standards has published a draft of the forthcoming BS 8878 standard on its website, and it’s keen to hear from interested parties. From the press release:
Julie Howell, Chair of the committee responsible for drafting DPC BS 8878, commented, â€œOnce published, this standard will be a fantastic tool for organizations wishing to understand their responsibilities in enabling disabled people to use web content.Â DPC BS 8878 encourages the enhancement of the overall user experience – a much more holistic approach than we have seen previously and one that I hope will yield exciting results.Â Right now we want to encourage as many people as possible to read and comment on the draft standard to ensure it is as relevant as possible.â€
I interviewed Julie last week, and she means it when she says she wants lots of input from interested parties – not just disabled Internet users, but anybody with an interest in accessibility. The consultation period ends on 31 January.