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10 Accessibility Blunders of the Big Players

More and more countries have passed laws stating that Websites must be accessible to blind and disabled people. With this kind of legal pressure, and the many benefits of accessibility, the big players on the Web must surely have accessible Websites, right?

Accessify.com

A comprehensive site about accessibility issues. It contains a wide collection of accessibility tools, resources, articles and news.

Dive Into Accessibility: 30 days to a more accessible web site

Authored by Mark Pilgrim. A web-based book on the importance of making web sites accessible. It has a collection of good design and implementation tips and provides real world examples of how accessibility helps a variety of users.

Electronic Ramp to Success: Designing Campus Web Pages for Users with Disabilities

Authored by Norm Coombs. An EDUCAUSE ECAR article about accessibility and institutions of higher learning. Addresses many of the issues that learning institutions face in making web pages accessible.

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An accessibility news site.

Making Flash Usable for Users with Disabilities

Authored by Jack Nielsen. With the release of Macromedia's Flash MX, the Flash platform has moved from a barrier of inaccessibility, to a one that promotes accessibility of web sites. This article covers a study of some usability problems that Flash designers must overcome to make their web sites as accessible as possible.

Overview of Law & Policy for IT Accessibility

Authored by Cynthia Waddell and Mark Urban. Introduces the issue of electronic and information technology accessibility for governmental policy makers at the State and Local level. Should not be construed as legal advice or opinion on specific facts.

Proposed Addition to the Record: House Judiciary Committee Oversight Hearing on "The Applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Private Internet Sites"

These comments were submitted to the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the House Judiciary Committee for inclusion in the record of its hearing on "The Applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Private Internet Sites."

Screen-reader usability at a standards-compliant E-commerce site

An E-commerce site was redesigned with Web standards in mind. The revised site used semantic HTML markup that usually passes validation tests and also incorporated many common accessibility features. A study was carried out with screen-reader users to determine how well compliance with Web standards and accessibility guidelines translated into actual usability and accessibility.

Separate text-only version? No thanks!

In an attempt to make their sites accessible to all, more and more websites are now offering text-only versions of their sites. But is text-only the way forward?

WebReference JavaScript Articles (2005)

JavaScript is an easy-to-use programming language that is common on Web pages. It can enhance the dynamics and interactive features of your site with small amounts of code. This series offers information on JavaScript and Accessibility.