The following websites are recommended references on accessible web design:
- The Web Accessibility Initiative
The W3C's accessibility project -- includes a good list of additional links
- Applying the ADA to the Internet: A Web Accessibility Standard, Cynthia D. Waddell, JD
ADA Coordinator, City of San Jose, CA USA
An article written by Ms. Waddell about how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies
to websites must reading for government webmasters!
- WAI Accessibility Guidelines: Page Authoring
The holy scriptures of web accessibility -- print these out and keep them by your desk for reference.
- Bobby (Accessibility Evaluator)
Run all your pages through this wonderful service of the Center for Applied Special Technology -- it will catch any accessibility/compatibility problems that may exist!
- W3C HTML Validation Service
Check to see if your pages are valid HTML.
- Accessible Site Design
Tips on how to make your site viewable on any browser, from the Any Browser campaign.
- pwWebSpeak Browser
A talking browser designed for the visually impaired; a good example of a non-visual user agent. (HTML Writers Guild members can receive a discount on the purchase of pwWebSpeak.)
- Web Authoring Strategies for Voice Browsers, Kynn Bartlett, September 1998
A Guild position paper on the future of voice browsers.
- The presentation pages for this workshop, for reference; this page is also included as hypertext links.
ONLINE COURSE: Designing for Universal Accessibility with HTML 4.0
The next session of the Guild's online class on accessible web design begins on Monday, December 14. Online classes are taught using a bulletin board system and allow students to participate when their schedules allow. Course fees are $50 for Trial (free) members of the Guild, and $25 for Full (paid) Guild members. Completion certificates are available for an additional $5 per course.
The online course covers the topics of this workshop in greater detail, offering an in-depth look at web accessibility issues. If you would like more information or wish to enroll online, please see www.hwg.org/services/classes/h201.2.html