The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) would like to thank Jim Byrne, of Jim Byrne and Associates, and Eva Bolander of Bestla Design for writing this guide. Jim is a recognised expert in the field of accessible website design and as creator of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers has a thorough awareness of practice and policy issues in this area. Eva is SAIF’s website consultant and a member of the Guild.
We wish to acknowledge the support of the Scottish Consumer Council which hosts SAIF, and the Scottish Executive Health Department which funds our work.
SAIF’s Standards and Communication Working Groups directed this project when our first guide was written in 2002 and provided valuable guidance throughout. The working groups then comprised:
|Donald Anderson||Marie Burns|
|Grant Carson||Jean Dunlop|
|Lilian Lawson||Andrew McGhee|
|Lucie McKenzie||Shirley Young|
For the 2006 edition, SAIF’s E-communication Working Group has directed the project and we would like to thank them. They are:
In addition, thanks to SAIF’s Project Officers, Susan Burn and Steve Harvey for editing this guide. The illustrations used in this publication are from the Change Picture Bank (www.changepeople.co.uk).