A complex system that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

Free Copy of PAS 78 Back Again

Filed under: Accessibility, News

A copy of PAS 78: a guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites was previously available on the web site of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC). However, on October 1st 2007, the DRC joined forces with the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Commission for Racial Equality to form a new body – the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Of course, along with the new organisation came a new web site and, unfortunately, the previous link to download a copy of PAS 78 disappeared.

After a certain amount of trial and error, I’ve finally located download links on the new site.

PAS 78 downloads

For those who wish to purchase a copy of PAS 78, the document is also available from the British Standards Institute (BSI) as either an electronic download or hardcopy.

I also noticed that the BSI are now promoting Grant Broome’s new book Web Accessibility: Making PAS 78 Work. That’s definitely one to watch out for!

Published: November 15th 2007