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Hi everyone,

 

As a result of the fact that I work for an organization that's partially funded by the Federal Government, I'm becoming more and more familiar with web accessibility guidelines because web pages on government websites are supposed to be Section 508 approved.

 

I thought I would share with others a few links that have made creating 508-compliant websites at my job a heck of a lot easier...

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (draft): http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040311

Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html

How People with Disabilities Use the Web: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/Overview.html

Section 508 Standards: http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=12

 

SIMULATIONS

Screen Readers: http://www.webaim.org/simulations/screenreader-sim.htm

Low Vision: http://www.webaim.org/simulations/lowvision.php

Distractibility: http://www.webaim.org/simulations/cognitive.php

 

EDUCATION

Beyond Accessibility -- Treating Users with Disabilities as People: http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20011111.html

Web Accessiblity Initiative Home Page: http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Alternative Web Browsing: http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Browsing

 

CHECKLISTS AND GUIDELINES

Dartmouth College Practical Accessibility -- Core Concepts: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~webteach/articles/access.html

Dartmouth College Accessibility Downloadables: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~webteach/resources/download.html

JSTOR and Accessibility: http://www.jstor.org/about/accessibility.html

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Web Accessibility Guidelines: http://www.its.mnscu.edu/webmaster/access/guidelines/

 

TECHNIQUES

Designing and Understanding Accessible Web Pages: http://www.ataccess.org/resources/webaccess.html

HTML Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/

CSS Techniques for Web Content Accessibility: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-CSS-TECHS/

Techniques for Accessibility Evaluation and Repair Tools: http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/

WebABLE Solutions: http://www.webable.com/

Fast Track to Web Accessibility in Five Steps: http://www.webaim.org/techniques/articles/fasttrack

Techniques and Concepts: http://www.webaim.org/techniques/

Using Opera to Check for Accessibility: http://www.webaim.org/techniques/articles/opera

 

TOOLS

WebAIM Tools: http://www.webaim.org/products/

LIFT for Dreamweaver: http://www.usablenet.com/products_services...dw/lift_dw.html

Screenreader Download: http://www.rene4u.com/scr-e.htm

MCAM/Media Access Generator: http://ncam.wbgh.org/webaccess/magpie/

The WAVE 3.0 Accessibility Checker: http://www.wave.webaim.org/index.jsp

Bobby 5.0 Free Online Checker: http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp

SNOW Web Accessibility Authoring Tools: http://snow.utoronto.ca/access/tools/

ATA Book -- Using the Technology Toolbox: http://www.ataccess.org/resources/atabook/s02/s02-01.html

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Glad to hear that others are going to get use out of these. And yes, Mark Pilgrim's www.diveintoaccessibility.org is a very good resource. He even has a 30-day tutorial (one lesson per day) on transforming your site towards accessibility. I would definitely recommend that others check it out!

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