For More Information and Help...
"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone
regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
This quotation leads off the home page of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). As you might expect, the standard-setting
W3C has lots of information and resources on accessibility of the Web.
|The World Wide Web Consortium's
(W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has a credit card-sized, 10-item
"WAI Quick Tips Reference
Card" which can get you started.
Here are some sites with additional and intriguing information:
- The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- Read how to get started with Web accessibility, frequent questions, resources,
guidelines, lots more.
- AccessAdobe - If
you're using Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) to post documents on the
Web, visit this site for help in producing content "that is accessible to
as many people as possible."
Growing Digital Divide in Access for People with Disabilities: Overcoming
Barriers to Participation - White Paper by Cynthia D. Waddell,
J.D. Presented in May, 1999 at Understanding the Digital Economy
- The National Library Service,
part of the Library of Congress, administers a free library program of Braille
and audio materials (audio cassettes) circulated to eligible borrowers in
the United States. A Digital Talking Book (DTB) Standard is now under development.
According to the National
Information Standards Organization (NISO), "the next-generation technology
for this application will be digitally-based, bringing many improvements in
sound quality, document navigation, and searching."
Texts: Texts and Publishing: This Library of Congress Internet Resource
page provides a large collection of links to and about electronic texts.
- "Voice Browser"
Activity Voice enabling the Web! - Read about what's coming...this
technology "will allow any telephone to be used to access appropriately
designed Web-based services, and will be a boon to people with visual impairments
or needing Web access while keeping theirs hands & eyes free for other
Learning: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities - from the
High Tech Center Training Unit, in Collaboration with the Distance Education
Accessibility Workgroup, Chancellors Office, California Community Colleges.
- HTML-Kit -
This one is a tool. It's a powerful (free) text editor for coding, formatting,
and validating HTML and other languages. It has built-in help, preview, and
publishing features. Let it point out errors and suggest improvements to your