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    All you need for web accessibility

    All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites. Please be so kind and give this post a vote! Maybe also a rate?


    Accessible Web Design - weekly tips http://www.mcu.org.uk/weeklytips/

    WebAim Accessibility Techniques & Concepts http://www.webaim.org/techniques/


    FREE ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY TUTORIALS:

    1. How-To: Accessible Web Design http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/c...wto/index.html

    2. Making Educational Software and Web Sites Accessible - http://ncam.wgbh.org/cdrom/guideline/

    3. WebAim Introduction to Web Accessibility http://www.webaim.org/intro/intro

    4. SitePoint - Introduction To Accessible Web Design, by Nigel Peck http://www.sitepoint.com/article/952

    5. SitePoint - Do-It-Yourself Accessibility by Nicky Danino http://www.sitepoint.com/article/744

    6. Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center http://www.ittatc.org/training/webcourse/
    (Free registration required)

    7. Bobby Report Explanation Files http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/htm...owsereport.jsp

    8. HiSoftware® Understanding Accessibility http://www.hisoftware.com/uaen/WebHelp/uaen.htm

    9. Web Accessibility Learning Modules http://www.csufresno.edu/webaccess/learningmodules/

    10. Dive Into Accessibility http://diveintoaccessibility.org/

    11. Juicy Studio Accessibility Tutorial http://www.juicystudio.com/tutorial/...ity/index.html

    12. Designing Universally Accessible WWW Resources for People with Disabilities http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2002-02-REHAB711NC/

    13. Making Your Site Accessible http://uaweb.arizona.edu/styleguide/accessible.shtml

    14. W3C Example for Checkpoint http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag-curric/sam1-0.htm

    15. Accessibility http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/accessibility/index.html

    16. WebDevTips Accessibility Tutorial http://www.webdevtips.com/webdevtips...ty/index.shtml

    17. The National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities (NCLID) http://vision.unco.edu/AccessibleDesign/

    18. JimThatcher.com - U.S Section 508 http://www.jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm

    19. School Web Accessibility http://www.tsbvi.edu/technology/web/508/0a.htm


    FREE ONLINE ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY TUTORIALS

    Adaptive Technology Tutorials http://snow.utoronto.ca/technology/tutorials/index.html


    INDIVIDUAL ACCESSIBILITY TOPICS TUTORIALS

    1. Readability and Accessibility

    W3C/WAI Guideline 14. Ensure that documents are clear and simple http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/wai-page...-comprehension

    Readability and its Implications for Web Content Accessibility http://wats.ca/resources/determiningreadability/1


    2. Accessible Anchors (links) Accessible Anchors http://www.webdevtips.com/webdevtips...ty/links.shtml

    Skipping over navigation links http://infocentre.frontend.com/servl...article&id=150


    3. Building Accessible Forms General rules for web forms http://www.webdevtips.com/webdevtips...rm_rules.shtml

    Forms and Accessibility http://www.seotoolbox.com/htmlchat/forms.html

    Better Accessible Forms http://www.accessify.com/tutorials/b...ible-forms.asp

    Forms Accessibility http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/forms/...ssibility.html

    Designing Accessible Forms http://www.netmechanic.com/s/vol5/ac...ility_no19.htm

    Forms Refresher http://www.cookiecrook.com/AIR/2003/train/forms.php


    4. Designing Accessible Tables

    How to Create Accessible Tables http://www.webaim.org/howto/tables/

    Designing Accessible Tables http://www.graphic-design.com/Web/Tips/nm_0109.html

    Table Manners http://www.mcu.org.uk/articles/tables.html

    Building accessible tables http://www.evolt.org/article/Buildin...es/4090/42090/

    Accessible Tables http://www.jimthatcher.com/webcourse9.htm

    Favorite Tips http://www.graphic-design.com/Web/Tips/nm_0109.html


    5. Using Alt Tags

    Providing text equivalents for images http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day...statement.html

    Improving accessibility with accesskey in HTML forms and links http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/accesskey.html

    Limited Number of possible accesskey values http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/...rJun/0117.html

    Effective Alt Text http://infocentre.frontend.com/servl...&rows=5&id=181

    On the length of alt texts http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/alt.html#length

    Making web graphics accessible http://www.evolt.org/article/Alt_and...510/index.html

    Revealing Accesskey Information http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsour...eal-accesskey/


    6. Using Accesskeys

    Improving accessibility with accesskey in HTML forms and links http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/forms/accesskey.html

    Device Independence http://snow.utoronto.ca/access/resources/keys.html

    Use numbers for accesskeys http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/...rJun/0117.html

    Revealing Accesskey Information http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsour...eal-accesskey/

    Alt and beyond: Making web graphics accessible http://www.evolt.org/article/Alt_and...510/index.html

    Unlocking Hidden Navigation http://www.alistapart.com/stories/accesskeys/


    7. Using Tabindex

    W3C/WAI about Tabindex http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/TS/html401/...-TABINDEX.html

    8. Using Longdesc
    Demonstration of the LONGDESC attribute and the "d" link http://wats.ca/resources/longdesc/31

    Attribute for <IMG ...> LONGDESC = "URL" http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/imag..._LONGDESC.html

    Making images more useful http://www.webdevtips.com/webdevtips...y/images.shtml


    9. Using Colors

    Colors Tutorial http://www.ergogero.com/FAQ/cfaqhome.html

    Type and color http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/...Chapter09.html

    Hex/RGB Converting Tutorial and vice versa http://www.htmlcenter.com/tutorials/...m/111/General/


    10. Use Relative or Absolute Font Sizes?

    Care With Font Size http://www.w3.org/2003/07/30-font-size

    Font sizes http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/...html?tw=design

    Using relative font sizes http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day...ont_sizes.html

    Accessible web text - sizing up the issues http://www.mcu.org.uk/articles/textsize.html

    Font size: the 'font-size' and 'font-size-adjust' properties http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/fonts....ont-size-props

    What's wrong with the FONT element? http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/font.html

    Size matters http://www.alistapart.com/stories/sizematters/

    Making Text Legible http://www.lighthouse.org/print_leg.htm


    11. Animated Graphics and Seizures

    How to Create Accessible Graphics http://www.webaim.org/howto/graphics...siblegraphics5


    12. Skip Navigation or to Content link

    - Skip repetitive navigation links http://oc.nci.nih.gov/web508/tip2.html

    - Skipping over navigation links http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day...ion_links.html

    - Skip to Main Content Link http://www.washington.edu/accessit/AU/tutorial/ins.html

    - Skip Navigation Links http://www.cio-dpi.gc.ca/clf-upe/6/skip_e.asp


    13. Creating Accessible PDF Files
    How to Create Accessible Adobe PDF Files Booklet http://www.adobe.com/products/acroba...s_booklet.html


    14. Creating Accessible PowerPoint Files

    PowerPoint - The Recommended Method http://www.webaim.org/howto/powerpoint/


    FREE ONLINE BOOKS

    "Building accessible websites" by Joe Clark http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/


    ONLINE CLASSES

    1. HWG-IWA WebSite Design Class - Accessibility http://www.hwg.org/services/classes/...itydesign.html

    2. Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) http://easi.cc/workshop.htm

    3. REHAB711NC: Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2...1NC/index.html


    ONLINE WEB ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATORS/VALIDATORS

    1. Webnauts Net (All-In-One) http://www.webnauts.net/check.html - Page conforms W3C/WAI-AAA Guidelines!

    2. Bobby http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp

    3. Web Aim Waive http://wave.webaim.org/index.jsp

    4. CythiaSays http://www.cynthiasays.com/

    5. UsableNet http://www.usablenet.com/

    6. Watchfire http://webxact.watchfire.com/

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    WEB ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS

    1. A-Prompt Web Accessibility Verifier http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/

    3. HiSoftware® Accessible Form Creator http://www.hisoftware.com/access/valueadd9.html

    4. Accessify Acrobot - Abbreviation and Acronym Generator http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-w...ot/default.asp

    5. Accessify accessible form builder http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-w...-version-2.asp

    6. Accessify Pop-up Window Generator http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-w...-generator.asp

    7. NCAM Media Access Generator (MAGpie) http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/


    SOFTWARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
    Windows Shareware and Freeware for People with Disabilities http://www.at-center.com/windows.html

    COLOR TESTING TOOLS AND UTILITIES

    1. Considering the Color Blind Design Evaluation http://manservices.com/colorblind/default.asp

    2. Colour Contrast Analyser http://www.juicystudio.com/services/colourcontrast.asp

    3. Colour Picker and Tester http://www.tesspub.com/colours.html

    4. Color Metric Converter http://colorpro.com/info/tools/convert.htm

    5. Colour transformations - Decimal http://more.btexact.com/people/rigde.../colours1.html

    6. Colours confused with neutrals (Hex) http://more.btexact.com/people/rigde...trals_hex.html

    BOOKS FOR WEB ACCESSIBILITY

    1. Maximum Accessibility - Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone, by J. Slatin & S. Rush http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201774224/

    2. Building accessible websites, by Joe Clark http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/073571150X/

    3. WEB Accessibility for People with Disabilities, by M. G. Paciello http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1929629087/

    4. Accessible Web Sites, by Jim Thatcher and others http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/

    5. Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities, by Stephen Hawking http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0897933001/

    SOME USEFUL RESOURCES FOR ACCESSIBILITY

    1. How People with disabilities use the Web - W3C - How People with Disabilities Use the Web http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/20010104

    How do disabled people use computers? http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/...Chapter03.html

    Disability and the Web http://www.techdis.ac.uk/seven/disab...d_the_web.html

    Browse tips by physical disability http://diveintoaccessibility.org/by_disability.html

    How People with Disabilities Use The Web http://www.blackwidows.org.uk/resour...l#colour-blind

    2. A Guide to Making Documents Accessible to People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired by Jennifer Sutton.
    The inclusion of products or services in the body of this guide and the accompanying appendices should not be viewed as an endorsement by the American Council of the Blind. Resources have been compiled for informational purposes only, and the American Council of the Blind makes no guarantees regarding the accessibility or quality of the cited references. More: http://www.acb.org/accessible-formats.html


    3. Accessibility Statement

    Creating an accessibility statement http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day...statement.html

    Writing and posting the policy http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/...4.html#h2-1085


    4. Words With Dignity - describing people with a disability

    - Terms suggested to describe persons with a disability http://wats.ca/resources/wordswithdignity/35

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

    - Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities http://www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi/internal/guidelines.html


    5. Convicing Clients to Pay for Accessibility

    Why Accessible Web Design is important for Business http://www.scotconnect.com/show.php?contentid=81

    Accessible Web sites are attractive http://www.accessify.com/articles/at...ible-sites.asp

    Auxiliary Benefits of Accessible Web Design http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/benefits.html

    Accessibility Arguments Revisited http://infocentre.frontend.com/servl...&rows=5&id=301

    Buy standards compliant Web sites http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/07/WebAgency-Requirements

    Websites: think the way your customers think http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2003..._09_08_ibm.htm

    Promoting and Advertising Your Accessibility http://nadc.ucla.edu/Promoting.htm


    6. Accessibility in Distance Education

    A Resource for Faculty in Online Teaching http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cade/ade/index.html

    7. Guidelines

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/


    Trace Center Collation of Access Board's 508 FINAL RULE and GUIDES http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/2002-508-...?style=default

    (originally posted by Webnauts at IMR)

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    Very useful links.

    Chris Dingman
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    That's what I thought, and that's why I posted it here. lol

    Glad they helped somebody.

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