At RADMA, we believe that the World Wide Web is for everyone: all ages, all abilities and differing needs. Accessible web site design and development, therefore, means designing and developing for diversity. We believe that web accessibility is about ensuring information can reach all your potential audiences, irrespective of disability or the wide variety of ways and technologies used to access the World Wide Web. We strive to obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC).
We are committed to designing and developing web sites for disabled people. However not all disabilities affect the way people access the Internet. We consider accessibility issues from the perspectives of users with the following impairments: visual impairment, hearing impairment, motor impairment, cognitive impairment.
We acknowledge however that this categorisation is somewhat arbitrary, since impairments can take a variety of forms and may exist together in combination. We approach accessibility from an inclusive perspective & do not believe in offering ‘alternative content’ to users with disabilities.
We measure our adherence to the DDA by developing with the most commonly acknowledged development techniques & standards such as 'XHTML 1.0 Strict' & 'CSS 2'. Our site is built with access keys, semantic structure across all content & consideration to layout & colours within the design, as standard. Any other technologies used in our site builds are not detrimental to site accessibility. We use the W3C's Wweb Content Accessibility Guidelines' version 2 (WCAG2) to measure the success of our accessibility & have a set of bespoke documents which help us to test these guidelines. We aim to reach a minimum Level A conformance & in the vast majority of cases meet as many AA & AAA check points as possible.
Please note that the 2017 Doctoral Studies call is now open. Closing deadline is 28th February 2017. This award provides up to three years funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students, offering an opportunity to concentrate on the studentship for the period of the award. The expectation is that candidates will have a Masters degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent. Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and to make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon its completion. To be eligible for funding candidates must be accepted for PhD study at a UK university. Applications must be supported by the candidate’s PhD supervisor. Awards will be granted to and administered through the institution, not individual candidates. The award will cover costs related to fees and specified living expenses up to a maximum of £18,000 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports. Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here. Please download the full funding call by clicking here. Please download the application form by clicking here. You will also need to download the application spreadsheet by clicking here. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RADMA helps fund students to attend the R&D Management Conference. This award is usually administered by the Conference organiser. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students who are presenting a paper at the R&D Management Conference. Candidates must be undertaking a Masters or PhD within the research and development management discipline. For information on forthcoming conferences please click here.