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