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International Web Accessibility Summit

Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2000

Radical changes in practice may be required to promote web content accessibility in the real world

In this paper, the author argues for the introduction of the role of website architect into the web development process. In addition, she requires that graphics designers are not involved in the web content presentation aspect of the development.

In a series of case studies, the author attempted to use the proposed approach. The graphics designers did not really understand the change although they moved from the production of Photoshop versions of the look and feel that got implemented without any regard for accessibility, to accessible versions of style sheets that showed the 'look and feel' and also demonstrated accessibility.

Nevertheless, the author is confident that this approach, if adopted completely, will make a difference.

Photograph of Liddy Nevile Liddy Nevile
Associate Professor, Sunrise Research Laboratory

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Publications and public activities include 4 co-authored books, 5 book chapters and 10 edited works, more than 40 refereed conference publications, working papers, keynote and invited talks, and many conferences, seminars and workshops convened.

Grants to support my work have included more than $500,000 from government sources, $200,000 from philanthropic sources, $325,000 in university special initiative grants, and $258,000 in ARC funding. Queensland Department of Education investment in the Queensland Sunrise Centre exceeded $500,000.

Project management experience embraces a wide range of contexts and capacities, including:

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