Web Accessibility Resources

Accessibility Resources

Documents

South Carolina Web Accessibility Policy

Web Accessibility Resources (Word)

People Affected by Poorly Designed Websites (Word)

Come to the Rescue: Creating Accessible Online and Blended Courses (PowerPoint)

Come to the Rescue: Creating Accessible Online and Blended Courses (Word)

USC Course Accessibility Checklist (PDF)

Websites

8 Simple Tips to Improve Web Accessibility

100 Killer Web Accessibility Resources
A page with links to resources arranged by category: Accessbility Sites, Blindness/Partial Sight, Color Blindness, Deaf Users, Epilepsy, Forum/Mailing Lists, Readability, Simulators, Tools, Tutorials, Validation - Accessiblity, and Validation - Other

AccessIT
Website for the University of Washington's National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education. Promotes the use of electronic and information technology (E&IT) for students and employees with disabilities in educational institutions at all academic levels. Also has the AccessIT Knowledge Base, a searchable database of questions and answers regarding accessible E&IT.

ATbar
Open-source, cross-browser toolbar to help users customise the way they view and interact with web page. Supports many features, including changing font sizes, reading text aloud, coloured overlays, and more.

BuyAccessible.gov
GSA's resources and tools to help meet Section 508 requirements that apply to a particular E&IT acquisition

Dey Alexander Consulting's People With Disabilities
An excellent resource with links to show how people with disabilities experience the web.

DO-IT – Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
With the University of Washington. DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.

EASI – Equal Access to Software and Information
Offers a mailing list announcing free and fee-based trainings and webinars.

Even Grounds
Accessibility consulting service with classes, a newsletter, and articles.

"It Takes a Village"
Article in the AT Program News about SC's approach to web accessibility.

The Planning, Evaluation, Repair and Maintenance Process
Web Accessibility Evaluation and Repair Methods

University of South Carolina Accessibility Resources
Collection of documents and guides for improving the accessibility of websites and documents

Usability.gov
Links to information on Web accessibility, and resources for building sites that are accessible to all users regardless of disability.

Writing for the Web

W3C: How People with Disabilities Use the Web
Case Scenarios with Solutions

WebAIM
Web Accessibility Information and Solutions. Note their side bar on usability: learnability, memorability, effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction.

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Web Page Evaluation Resources

Web Accessibility Toolbar
The Web Accessibility Toolbar is provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team of Vision Australia. It has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that:

  • Identify components of a web page
  • Facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications
  • Simulate user experiences
  • Provide links to references and additional resources

WAT Download

They also provide a Quick Tutorial in the use of the Toolbar.

Web Developer Toolbar
Almost identical in function to the WAT for IE mentioned above, this add-on will let Firefox users test pages for accessibility. After you download it, Firefox will need to restart before you can use it. Download the WDT

Checklist for Website Accessibility
ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments

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SC Web Accessibility

Web Testers Program

South Carolina Web Accessibility Policy

South Carolina's Web Site Accessibility Committee

South Carolina IT and Web Accessibility Conferences:

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Accessibility Presentations

Web Accessibility and Legal Considerations - Janet Jendron (PowerPoint)

Section 508 Compliance (Powerpoint)

Presentation on Web Accessibility by Wendy Mullin, USC (Powerpoint)

Ideas to Layout - Accessible CSS Presentation by CB Averitt (Powerpoint)

Tips and Tricks for Website Accessibility Training (Powerpoint)

Web Tools to Evaluate Sites (Powerpoint)

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