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Resources for Accessible Web Design
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Checklists and Guides
- Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM)
A tutorial for creating websites that conform to the W3C's Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
- ITTATC Web Accessibility
- 508 Universe
Ensure your agency meets the requirements of section 508. Web-based training courses, downloadable PowerPoint presentations and instructor and participant guides for classroom courses are available. Registration is free.
- Accessibility Center at IBM
Guidelines and tools and special offers related to accessibility online.
Evaluation Tools for Testing Your Site
- Web Test for Accessibility
Guidance for performing a preliminary review to check for accessibility.
An icon-based program which helps you check if your page is accessible to people with disabilities.
Free, downloadable software to help you find and repair accessibility problems on your site. Can be configured to check for W3C guideline (you indicate the priority) or Section 508 compliance.
Making PDFs More Accessible
- Is PDF accessible?
An article from the National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education, "...many users and advocacy groups continue to recommend more universally accessible alternatives to PDF, such as text, HTML, or XML, for all Web-delivered documents."
How-to guides for creating accessible PDF documents
Making Multimedia Accessible
- What is rich media?
Notes, advice and tools regarding making digital interactive media accessible from the National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education.
A free authoring tool for making web and CD-ROM based multimedia accessible to persons with disabilities.