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accessibility and the PCC web site

Resources

Guidelines

Guidelines created by Sarah Horton at Dotmouth:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~webteach/resources/download.html

http://macromedia.com/macromedia/accessibility/

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Info. recommended by the state:
http://www.makoa.org/web-design.htm

Software solutions

Betsie from the BBC. It provides as elegant method for providing text-only, customizable versions of your pages. Install on server - free
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/betsie/about.html

Test accessibility:

Validators - get an accessibility report on your page
http://www.UsableNet.com
http://www.cast.org/bobby/
http://www.cynthiasays.com

Download tools to use on your browser to check your page
http://www.508compliant.com/tools.htm

Check color
http://www.vischeck.com/

Linearize your page to check reading order
http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html

Perform a variety of accessibility checks on your page
http://www.wave.webaim.org/index.jsp

Help in web page design

Information on use of color for visually impaired:
http://www.lighthouse.org/color_contrast.htm

Example of flexible layout:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~spanmod

Assistive devices - text readers:
JAWS
http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/software_jaws.asp
IBM HOME PAGE READER
http://www-3.ibm.com/able/