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Web Accessibility Resources

Articles, Tutorials and More

Articles

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act compliance—Are you ready? Are you sure?
Even though rules governing the accessibility of websites have not explicitly been described in the ADA, they are being interpretted as subject to Title III: Public Accommodations
Why Web Accessibility?
Extend your market reach, create a better experience for all users and more

Online Resources, Books and Tools

Section 508 Best Practice Library
Find technical best practices guidance, perspectives videos and nire
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)
Recommendations for making your website more accessible.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Provides guidelines generally regarded as the international standard for Web Accessibility as well as support materials and resources.
WebAim.org
An introduction to Web Accessibility, articles and tools.
The Web Standards Project
Resources for learning about Web Standards.
Inclusive Design Research Centre
A research and development center focusing on Inclusive Design.
Trace Research and Development Center
Accessibility and Universal Design resources.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT)
Accessible web design publications and information.
Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
Research and development in Universal Design for all people, including those with disabilities.

Books for Learning How to Design Usable and Accessible Websites

Building Accessible Websites
by Joe Clark
Don't Make Me Think — A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug

Online Validation Tools

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Markup Validator
W3C's online Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) validator.
W3C Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) Validation Service
W3C's online CSS validator.

Other Useful Online Tools For Assessing WEB Accessibility

WebAIM Color Contrast Checker
Use this tool for checking text color contrast.
Colorblind Web Page Filter
Colorblind filters allow you to see how your web pages will render for three different types of colorblindness.
Introduction to the Screen Reader
A 7 minute video which demonstrates how screen readers assist people who are visually impaired.
Lynx Viewer
Enables you to see how your web pages will read in a text only browser.
Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List
W3C list of 3rd party tools. Please note W3C does not endorse these tools.

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