Articles by Shawn Lawton Henry

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Shawn Lawton Henry leads worldwide education and outreach promoting web accessibility for people with disabilities at the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). Shawn focuses her personal passion for accessibility on bringing together the needs of individuals and the goals of organizations in designing human-computer interfaces. Her most recent book, Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design, offers an approach for developing products that are more usable for everyone.

Accessibility on the Web: The Web Accessibility Initiative

WAI provides an international forum for collaboration among industry, disability organizations, accessibility researchers, government, and individuals interested in web accessibility. [Read More]

Older Users Online: WAI Guidelines Address the Web Experiences of Older Users

A review of research into overlaps between the accessibility needs of older users and people with disabilities showed that WCAG 2.0 meets most of the identified requirements of older web users. The article introduces the WAI-AGE project. [Read More]