Raising Awareness

"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."

IWMW 2011 is the fifteenth workshop.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011:
Responding to Change

Parallel Sessions A1: Accessibility, Inclusiveness and the Mobile Web

A1: Accessibility, Inclusiveness and the Mobile Web
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Tuesday 26th July 2011 at 15:30 - 17:00
Richard Prowse, Bournemouth University and Sharon Steeples, University of Essex.
Palmer 1.05 (First Floor)

As more and more people turn to smartphones to access the web, institutional web managers are presented with a number of challenges.

In this session we will examine the role of the mobile web versus apps, and how - we can begin to form a solution - by focusing on the needs of our users, combined with the principles of responsive design.

In this session you will learn:

  • why we need to extend our definition of accessibility.
  • the importance of putting mobile first.
  • the role of responsive design in developing a truly inclusive web.
  • how HTML5/CSS3 can help.
  • why apps still have a place.


This presentation is available on the Slideshare repository and embedded below.