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    All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites (continued). PLEASE REPORT BROKEN LINKS!

    FREE ONLINE BOOKS

    "Building accessible websites" by Joe Clark http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/


    ONLINE CLASSES:

    1. HWG-IWA WebSite Design Class - Accessibility http://www.hwg.org/services/classes/...itydesign.html
    2. Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) http://easi.cc/workshop.htm
    3. REHAB711NC: Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2...1NC/index.html


    ONLINE WEB ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATORS / VALIDATORS

    1. Webnauts Net (All-In-One) http://www.webnauts.net/check.html - Page conforms W3C/WAI-AAA Guidelines!
    2. Bobby http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp
    3. Web Aim Waive http://wave.webaim.org/index.jsp
    4. CythiaSays http://www.cynthiasays.com/
    5. UsableNet http://www.usablenet.com/
    6. Watchfire http://webxact.watchfire.com/


    WEB ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS AND UTILITIES

    1. A-Prompt Web Accessibility Verifier http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/
    2. A-Prompt Web Accessibility Verifier (German) http://www.wob11.de/publikationen/aprompt/programm.html
    3. HiSoftware® Accessible Form Creator http://www.hisoftware.com/access/valueadd9.html
    4. Accessify Acrobot - Abbreviation and Acronym Generator http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-w...ot/default.asp
    5. Accessify accessible form builder (version 2) http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-w...-version-2.asp
    6. Accessify Pop-up Window Generator http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-w...-generator.asp
    7. NCAM Media Access Generator (MAGpie) http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/
    8. STEP 508 http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?...content&id=155


    SOFTWARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    Windows Shareware and Freeware for People with Disabilities
    http://www.at-center.com/windows.html


    COLORS TESTING TOOLS AND UTILITIES

    1. Considering the Color Blind Design Evaluation: http://newmanservices.com/colorblind/default.asp
    2. Colour Contrast Analyser: http://www.juicystudio.com/services/colourcontrast.asp
    3. Colour Picker and Tester: http://www.tesspub.com/colours.html
    4. Color Metric Converter: http://colorpro.com/info/tools/convert.htm
    5. Colour transformations - Decimal: http://more.btexact.com/people/rigde.../colours1.html
    6. Colours confused with neutrals (Hex): http://more.btexact.com/people/rigde...trals_hex.html


    BOOKS FOR WEB ACCESSIBILITY

    1. Maximum Accessibility - Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone, by J. Slatin & S. Rush http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201774224/
    2. Building accessible websites, by Joe Clark http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/073571150X/
    3. WEB Accessibility for People with Disabilities, by M. G. Paciello http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1929629087/
    4. Accessible Web Sites, by Jim Thatcher and others http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/
    5. Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities, by Stephen Hawking http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0897933001/


    SOME USEFUL RESOURCES FOR ACCESSIBILITY

    1. How People with disabilities use the Web

    * W3C - How People with Disabilities Use the Web:http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/20010104
    * How do disabled people use computers? http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/...Chapter03.html
    * Disability and the Web: http://www.techdis.ac.uk/seven/disab...d_the_web.html
    * Browse tips by physical disability: http://diveintoaccessibility.org/by_disability.html
    * How People with Disabilities Use The Web http://www.blackwidows.org.uk/resour...l#colour-blind

    2. A Guide to Making Documents Accessible to People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired by Jennifer Sutton.
    The inclusion of products or services in the body of this guide and the accompanying appendices should not be viewed as an endorsement by the American Council of the Blind. Resources have been compiled for informational purposes only, and the American Council of the Blind makes no guarantees regarding the accessibility or quality of the cited references. More: http://www.acb.org/accessible-formats.html

    3. Accessibility Statement

    * Creating an accessibility statement http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day...statement.html
    * Writing and posting the policy http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/...4.html#h2-1085

    4. Words With Dignity - describing people with a disability

    - Terms suggested to describe persons with a disability http://wats.ca/resources/wordswithdignity/35
    - Treating Users with Disabilities as People http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20011111.html
    - Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities http://www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi/internal/guidelines.html

    5. Convicing Clients to Pay for Accessibility

    Why Accessible Web Design is important for Business http://www.scotconnect.com/show.php?contentid=81
    Accessible Web sites are attractive http://www.accessify.com/articles/at...ible-sites.asp
    Auxiliary Benefits of Accessible Web Design http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/benefits.html
    Accessibility Arguments Revisited http://infocentre.frontend.com/servl...&rows=5&id=301
    Buy standards compliant Web sites http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/07/WebAgency-Requirements
    Websites: think the way your customers think http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2003..._09_08_ibm.htm
    Promoting and Advertising Your Accessibility http://nadc.ucla.edu/Promoting.htm

    6. Accessibility in Distance Education

    A Resource for Faculty in Online Teaching http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cade/ade/index.html

    7. Guidelines

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/
    Trace Center Collation of Access Board's 508 FINAL RULE and GUIDES http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/2002-508-...?style=default
    Last edited by Webnauts; 09-23-2004 at 12:17 PM.
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