Web Site Accessibility Guidelines Page
The following list contains fourteen items which provide links to sources of detailed information concerning the proper design for web sites in order to make them most accessible to the Disability Community.
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) The World Wide Web Consortium has its info here. You will also find further details for References on Web Accessibility
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are intended for all Web content developers (page authors and site designers) and for developers of authoring tools. The primary goal of these guidelines is to promote accessibility. However, following them will also make Web content more available to all users, whatever user agent they are using (e.g., desktop browser, voice browser, mobile phone, automobile-based personal computer, etc.) or constraints they may be operating under (e.g., noisy surroundings, under- or over-illuminated rooms, in a hands-free environment, etc.). Following these guidelines will also help people find information on the Web more quickly. These guidelines do not discourage content developers from using images, video, etc., but rather explain how to make multimedia content more accessible to a wide audience.
Web Accessibility Resources Web Accessibility for producers is not rocket science. It is simply the application of good HTML programming practices from the start. By providing accessible web pages, the producer not only makes the pages viewable to persons with disabilities, but also to a wider worldwide audience that use slower Internet connections.
The Web Access Project
Web Page Design will lead you to many sites, each offering advice and rules for creating a disability user freindly page. A truly complete referral resource.
Web Site Evaluation Guide. A good way to insure accessibility to web pages is to submit them to the test available at this address. The questionnaire is an excellent guideline in the development of web pages to make sure they will be accessible to all. Thanks Paul. He says he can e-mail a copy also if you would like.
- Bobby is a free service of CAST that will analyze single web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities. Bobby will also examine a page's HTML to see if it is compatible with various web browsers or HTML specifications.
- The Disability Rights Acitivist
- DO-IT HTML Guidelines from the University of Wisconsin.
- The Frontend Usability InfoCentre is intended to introduce the principles of usability
engineering and provide resources and information for companies undertaking usability engineering projects.
Usability in E-Business provides web environment information on web environment usability engineering.
- Java Accessibility and Usability Work
- Accessibility and VRML
- The Trace Center Web Accessibility Guide contains a working set of guidelines , hints and suggestions for accessible Web authoring in your web site creation. It comes from the larger base source Trace Center, focused mostly on technological resources for the community. It is funded by the National Institute for Disability Related Research (NIDRR), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), US Dept. of Education and in cooperation with the NCSA Mosaic Access Project.
Thanks to Gregg C. Vanderheiden Ph.D.,Wendy A. Chisholm, and Neal Ewers for their work.
- United Nations Priority Issue Report: Accessibility on the Internet This special report intends to provide an overview of Internet Accessibility and to serve as a select resource to some of the initiatives launched by individuals, organizations and companies.
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