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Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility

Enabling the Internet for people with dyslexia

S. Vassallo (2003)

Retrieved 05/2006 from
http://www.e-bility.com/articles/dyslexia.shtml]

Description: [Article]


Article addresses ways of enhancing web accessibility and usability for people with reading difficulties. Common problems and client-side solutions are discussed. Solutions include information on changing computer settings, browser tips, and installing assistive technology. A succinct article without the technology jargon that is sometimes distracting. Use: As a reference for (1) students wanting information on what types of adjustments can be made to their computer or browser, (2) content developers looking for guidelines, and (3) all others interested in types of assistive technology available.

Web Accessibility Learning Modules

CSU, TIGERS Grant (n.d.)

Retrieved 05/2006 from

http://host3.cvc4.org/learningmodules/Default.htm

Description: [Learning Modules]

This resource is a "101" to understanding web accessibility. The modules are designed for self-pace, self-directed learning that includes learning objectives, reading lists, and exercises. The site was developed by Cal State University professionals and funded through Technology Integration Grants for Educational Resource Sharing (TIGERS) and sponsored by CSU Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) and the CSU Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). Use: For individuals that want an in depth understanding of web accessibility issues - explained in layman's terms.

Accessibility and section 508

J. Zelman (n.d.)


Retrieved 05/2006 from

http://www.happycog.com/lectures/access/index.html

A quick and simple guide to understanding Section 508. The Powerpoint presentation is by Jeffrey Zeldman author of Designing With Web Standards - The definitive guide to understanding and implementing web standards. A good introduction to designing content for the web. Use: For individuals new to posting content online. ***Now a book*** see: Designing with Web Standards http://www.amazon.com/dp/0321385551/

More links:

W3C - World Wide Web Consortium

http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/accessibility.php

Government: Section 508 Tools and Resources

http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Content&ID=8

A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites

http://www.alistapart.com/topics/userscience/accessibility/

WebAIM - Web Accessibility in Mind

http://www.webaim.org/

Stanford University's Web Accessibility Best Practices

http://www.stanford.edu/group/webdev/accessibility/su_accessibility/

Cynthia Says - Site Validator

http://www.contentquality.com/