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Access 2.0

The point of this blog is to look at all the things happening on the web now and in the future; the good, the bad and the downright fugly. But we'll be looking at it from the point of view of inclusivity.

BBC. Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Blogs



"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." - Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability. Thus the impact of disability is radically changed on the Web because the Web removes barriers to communication and interaction that many people face in the physical world. However, when websites, web technologies, or web tools are badly designed, they can create barriers that exclude people from using the Web. The mission of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is to lead the Web to its full potential to be accessible, enabling people with disabilities to participate equally on the Web. Contents: * why: the case for web accessibility * what: examples of web accessibility * how: make your website and web tools accessible * Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at W3C learn more

Henry, Shawn Lawton and Liam McGee. W3C (2010). Resources>Web Design>Accessibility


Accessibility Links and Resources

An annotated collection of dozens of online resources in web accessibilty.

Accessify. Resources>Directories>Accessibility>Web Design


The Accessibility Project

For many web developers, accessibility is complex and somewhat difficult. The Accessibility Project understands that and we want to help to make web accessibility easier for front end developers to implement.

Accessibility Project, The (2014). Resources>Web Design>Accessibility


Accessibility Tutorials

A collection of tutorials to help web designers understand accessibility issues.

Accessify. Resources>Tutorials>Accessibility>Web Design



AccessiBlog was a weblog of articles and sites dealing with the topic of Web accessibility (though it is no longer updated).

Clark, Joe. AccessiBlog (2003). Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Blogs


Accessites.org: The Art of Accessibility

We aim to prove that accessible, usable web sites built with universality and standards in mind need not be boring. We will show you artfully crafted sites made by some of today’s most progressive web developers.

Accessites.org. Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Blogs


Deque Worldspace

Worldspace is an accessibility analysis tool designed to identify errors with Section 508, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Worldspace. Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Assessment


Designing More Usable Web Sites

This section of Designing a More Usable World is dedicated to cooperative efforts linked toward building a more usable Web for all. At the present time, there are a number of interlocking and interrelated efforts.

University of Wisconsin (2001). Resources>Usability>Accessibility>Web Design


Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards (Section 508)

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing final accessibility standards for electronic and information technology covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Section 508 requires the Access Board to publish standards setting forth a definition of electronic and information technology and the technical and functional performance criteria necessary for such technology to comply with section 508. Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, they shall ensure that the electronic and information technology allows Federal employees with disabilities to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and use of information and data by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

Access Board, The (2000). Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Section 508


HERA: Accessibility Testing with Style

HERA is a tool to check the accessibility of Web pages accoridng to the specification Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0). HERA performs a preliminary set of tests on the page and identifies any automatically detectable errors or checkpoints met, and which checkpoints need further manual verification.

HERA. Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Standards



A free online tool to analyze the accessibility of websites. With Hermish, make your pages comply to accessibility guidelines. Accessibility relates to section 508 and priority levels.

Slinn, Gareth. Hermish (2004). Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Section 508


Internet Accessibility

This page contains information about making the Internet accessible.

STC AccessAbility SIG. Resources>Accessibility>Web Design



Internetministeriet fokuserer på webdesign og SEO ud fra et tilgængeligheds og anvendeligheds -princip.

Bredgaard, Thomas. Internetministeriet (2003). (Danish) Resources>Web Design>Accessibility


Print and Online Resources about Web Accessibility: An Annotated Bibliography   (peer-reviewed)   (members only)

This annotated bibliography discusses over 120 print and online resources related to Web accessibility. It lists and describes resources that offer practical advice on how to implement accessibility, particularly in relation to the WCAG 1.0 and Section 508 standards. It also summarizes the findings of empirical studies that have examined Web site accessibility via automated tests, such as Bobby, and studies that have gauged user performance with assistive technologies, such as screen readers. The bibliography lists forums for discussing accessibility with other practitioners and researchers, and it cites sources for news and events related to accessibility. The bibliography concludes with a short discussion of trends in accessibility research.

Mackiewicz, Jo M. Technical Communication Online (2006). Resources>Bibliographies>Accessibility>Web Design


The Stomper Scrutinizer: Web Browser w/Visual Simulation   (members only)

The Stomper Scrutinizer is a webkit based browser that includes a simulation of human foveal and peripheral vision. By providing a realistic distortion of non-focused page content, the Scrutinizer reveals the perceptability of design features. It is also useful for conducting usability tests, design reviews, and has a number of features (including screenshots) for talking about design.

Andy Edmonds. StomperNet (2007). Resources>Software>Accessibility>Web Design


UVIP Web Test

A mailing list where web page developers can get assistance for having their web pages tested by visually impaired users.

Yahoo. Resources>Mailing Lists>Accessibility>Web Design


Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

The purpose of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template is to assist Federal contracting officials in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial Electronic and Information Technology products and services with features that support accessibility. It is assumed that offerers will provide additional contact information to facilitate more detailed inquiries.

Adobe (2002). Resources>Accessibility>Web Design


WAVE 3.0 Accessibility Tool

WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.

WAVE. Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Assessment


Web Axe: Practical Web Design Accessibility Tips

A podcast and blog featuring practical web design accessibility tips.

Web Axe. Resources>Web Design>Accessibility>Blogs



WebABLE is an authoritative Web site for disability-related internet resources. The WebABLE site goal is to stimulate education, research, and development of technologies that will ensure accessibility for people with disabilities to advanced information systems and emerging technologies.

WebABLE (2004). Resources>Web Design>Accessibility

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