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Resources for Accessible Web Design

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Checklists and Guides

On-Line Tutorials

  • Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM)
    A tutorial for creating websites that conform to the W3C's Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
  • ITTATC Web Accessibility
    An online course written for web developers which teaches techniques for creating Section 508 compliant sites. Registration is free. Familiarity with HTML basics is recommended. Knowledge of JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets may be helpful.
  • 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.
  • WAVE
    An icon-based program which helps you check if your page is accessible to people with disabilities.
  • A-Prompt
    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."
  • access.adobe.com
    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.
  • MAGpie
    A free authoring tool for making web and CD-ROM based multimedia accessible to persons with disabilities.

Recent Training

Standards and Guidelines

Other Resources for Idaho Webmasters

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