Ensuring a Quality Online Delivery
We follow guidelines and recommendations handed down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The W3C is an international consortium where Member organisations, full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Since 1994, W3C has published more than 110 such standards, called W3C Recommendations. A W3C Recommendation is a specification or set of guidelines that, after extensive consensus-building, has received the endorsement of W3C Members and the Director. These guidelines cover a wide range of development standards including CSS, xHTML, XML, Widgets, Best Mobile Practice amongst others.
Adhering to W3C standards means that our clients can be confident that their online presence has been built to industry-leading standards.
Web accessibility refers to the practice of ensuring that websites are usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When specific web design standards are applied to the design, development and content insertion, all users can have equal access to site information and functionality.
There are certain legal obligations that must be considered by certain bodies when building their online presence. For example in Ireland, the National Disability Authority's Code of Practice on Accessible Public Services is a practical guide that assists all Government Departments and public bodies to comply with their obligations under the Disability Act 2005.
In the UK, The Code of Practice: Rights of Access - Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises document published by the government's Disability Rights Commission to accompany the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 explicitly refers to websites as one of the "services to the public" which should be considered covered by the Act.