UKOLN JISC Disability Workshop

Brian Kelly took part in a JISC Disability Workshop for the JISC Collection Team. The workshop was held at KCL's Maughan Library and Information Services Centre, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1LR (nearest tube Chancery Lane) (see Multimap) on Friday 9th March 2004.

Draft Timetable

Time Session
10:00 - 10:30 Registration and coffee
10:30 - 11:00 What do we mean by disability / accessibility (Phipps) (PAWS room).
11:00 - 12:30 Standards, Disability and the Web (Kelly and Phipps). This will be workshop type i.e. in small groups think about ...
[Group exercises (MS Word format)]
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch (LG39)
13:15 - 13:35 Overview of assessing materials for accessibility (Witt)
[Presentation (MS Powerpoint format)] - [Presentation (HTML format)]
13:45 - 15:15 Hands on session (Witt, Kelly, Phipps)
[Exercises (MS Word format)] -
[Presentation (MS Powerpoint format)] - [Presentation (HTML format)]
15:15 - 15:45 Plenary - what should I do next and who can I get help from?
16:00 - 17:00 Afternoon tea


Discussion Group Exercise
[MS Word format]
Accessibility Exercises
[MS Word format]
Presentation: Assessing Materials for Accessibility (Neil Witt)
[HTML format] - [MS PowerPoint format]
Presentation: Accessibility Testing (Brian Kelly)
[HTML format] - [MS PowerPoint format]


Use of Automated Tools For Testing Web Site Accessibility
How To Evaluate A Web Site's Accessibility Level
Accessibility Testing In Web Browsers
Compliance With HTML Standards
Approaches To Link Checking

Resources Used In The Exercises

Exercise Service URL
1.6 Royal Mail Web Site <>
2 Accessibility Testing In Web Browsers (QA Focus Briefing Document) <>
2.4 Dejavu <>
2.5 Lynx Emulator <>
2.6 Anybrowser <>
3.1 Bobby <>
3.2 WAVE <>
3.3 Vischeck <>
4.1 W3C's HTML Validation Service <>
4.2 Dr Watson <>
4.3 Link Alarm <>
5.1 QA Focus <>
5.2 A URI Interface To Web Testing Tools, QA Focus <>
6.1 QA Focus framework, QA Focus <>
6.2 A URI Interface To Web Testing Tools, QA Focus <>

Biographical Details

Portrait of Brian Kelly Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus - a post is funded by the JISC and the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Council). As UK Web Focus Brian provides advice on Web standards and best practices to the Higher and Further education and cultural heritage communities.

Brian has been involved in Web activities since 1993, when he helped set up what was probably the first institutional Web service at the University of Leeds. Later in 1993 and 1994 he gave a number of seminars and presentations at national events in which he promoted use of the Web within the Higher Education sector.

In 1995 Brian left the University of Leeds to work as the Senior Trainer at the JISC-funded Netskills organisation. A year later he moved to his current position at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management, located at the University of Bath.

Brian has always promoted use of open standards and best practices in developing Web services, in order to ensure wide accessibility and interoperability.

Brian is also the project manager for the JISC-funded QA Focus post, which seeks to develop a quality assurance framework to support JISC's digital library programmes.