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Free report provides an assessment of a site's accessibility, and information on how to improve.
Web Design Standards Project
Offers advice, articles and tutorials for standards compliant web site design including accessibility, xhtml and css.
Accessibility Color Wheel
A tool to help choose a color pair with good contrast and suitable for text and background of accessible sites. It simulates also various kinds of color-blindness.
USPS Section 508 Technical Reference Guide in HTML
Technical Reference guide in support of USPS AS-508, detailing techniques and technical approaches to Section 508 and accessibility.
USPS Section 508 Handbook in HTML
Explains the requirements of Section 508 and sets forth, in broad outline, the Postal Service's policies on how to comply with them.
RNIB Web Access Centre
A free online resource centre to help designers and managers create accessible web sites. Also links to consultancy services.
A tool for web developers and project teams. It breaks down the WAI Checkpoints into individual tasks for each job role in a development team.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Accessibility
Links to information on web accessibility and resources for building sites that are accessible to all users regardless of disability.
Government of Canada: Accessibility
Official standards and guidelines for Government of Canada Web sites, as part of the Treasury Board's "Common Look and Feel" initiative.
All About Access
A blog about web accessibility and issues involving access technology at large, including but not limited to screen readers, operating systems and productivity software.
Weblog about web standards, accessibility and usability.
TDT - Accessibility
The Design Times Section 508 guidelines, checklists, information, and tools to help build applications with accessibility and usability.
Searchenginewatch - Don't Disable Your Site for Handicapped Users
Article by Matt Bailey. Designers of web sites that are not accessible to disabled users are overlooking a market segment of millions of searchers and potential buyers.
Bob Easton searches for accessibility best practices.
Library Hi Tech Volume 20, Number 2, 2002
Special issue: Accessibility of web-based information resources for people with disabilities. Read abstracts online; pay for access to full articles.
RNIB Campaign for Good Web Design
Royal National Institute for the Blind's campaign for accessible web design.
Information pertaining to the creation of accessible Web sites, evaluation tools, tutorials.
Accessible Web Page Design
List of resources for building accessible websites.
Adobe - Accessibility
Learn how to make your site more accessible when using Adobe software.
Guides and resources to help build applications with accessibility and usability.
alphaWorks : aDesigner
Disability simulator software that helps Web designers ensure that their pages are accessible and usable by the visually impaired. (IBM ID required to download.)
Digital Web Magazine: Accessibility
Web accessibility articles by various authors.
Web Page Accessibility Section 508 Checklist
Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Section 508 Guidelines
An overview of website access for people with disabilities, and an overview of UK law and the Disability Discrimination Act.
Flapback Accessibility Demonstration
A review of browsers, tools and design principles for creating user-sensitive, device-independent web pages. Finger-spelling and morse code are employed to argue for an internet on-ramp serving desktop, handheld and special surfers alike.
The Guild of Accessible Web Designers
An association of organisations and accessible web designers and developers promoting accessible web design standards.
Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility
Outlines approaches for preliminary review web site accessibility and for evaluation of conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Web accessibility and usability resources including articles, news, discussion, and research. Focuses on both theory and practice of user-centered design.
Opensourcetutorials.com: Web Accessibility Is Similar To Search Engine Optimization
Matthew Drouin explains how web accessibility is similar to SEO along with the 5 essential actions to take to make a site accessible.
W3 Compliant Sites
A collection of web standards compliant web sites and their designers.
Society for Technical Communication: Internet Accessibility
Information about accessibility to the Internet. Points to many articles, websites and tools to help create and analyze digital documents.
Web Credible: Accessibility Resources
Offers tips, tricks, tutorials, links and information about Web accessibility, including UK legal requirements.
TechDis Accessibility & Usability Resource
Provides information on the technical and practical aspects of accessibility (including usability issues) and its evaluation, and information on how disabled users access the Internet.
Launched to foster European cooperation toward a harmonised methodology for evaluating the accessibility of web sites. Members, committees and task forces, working rules, objectives, and FAQ.
The Alliance for Technology Access: Web Accessibility
Extensive articles with many links to resources to educate and help with planning and creating accessible web pages.
ATPM.com: Putting Curb Cuts and Wider Doors on the Internet: Toward Web Site Accessibility
Article by Sylvester Roque and Kimberly Nyles-Roque. Covers disabilities that can affect the internet experience, and gives advice on how to improve sites and avoid causing problems for users.
ATPM.com - Web Accessibility
Article by Raena Armitage. Addresses why Web accessibility matters, and gives some practical tips to apply to your Web sites right now.
The purpose of Webmates is to assist other webmasters in their personal efforts to comply with the current standards regarding coding, accessibility and usability.
SightWeaver is a tool for repairing HTML tables, to make them more accessible.
EServer TC Library: Accessibility
A rapidly-growing annotated bibliography of reviewed and rated online resources in accessible and universally-usable design.
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