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published: April, 2002

Archives & Museum Informatics, 2002.
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The Virtual Ramp to the Equivalent Experience in the Virtual Museum: Accessibility to Museums on the Web
Liddy Nevile, University of Melbourne, Australia
Charles McCathieNevile, W3C, Australia
http:// http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Session: Standards in Action

People with disabilities are slowly finding their way on to the Web, up the virtual ramp, as it were. The ramp that is being built is proving popular among many users beyond the community for whom it was first requested. Good practice has ramps integrated into the design of buildings and Web sites from the start, and everyone can feel equally welcome and share in the experiences provided beyond the ramp. The same practices can be adopted on the Web, but often the question is what the best virtual experience that will provide for all inclusively is. The authors argue a range of forms and modalities of resources should be provided to ensure accessibility and richness for all users.