Listado de recursos, tutoriales y herramientas de accesibilidad

Accessify ( hacer accesible) es un sitio con recursos de accesibilidad. Contiene un blog, tutoriales, enlaces, un foro y varias utilidades para diseñadores y desarrolladores web.

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Una selección de lo mejor:

Utilidades de accesibilidad

  • Accessibility Tools
    • Accessible Table Builder – Create an accessible table using scope, header and id attributes using a wizard to guide you through the process.
    • Accessible Form Builder – A new version of the form builder tool, this time with more advanced features, including the option of selecting what type of input you need.
    • Pop-up Window Generator – Create pop-ups that are accessible and search engine-friendly
    • Form Element Generator – Lets you easily build individual form elements that are accessible (requires JavaScript to work)
    • Favelets – Little pieces of JavaScript that can be saved as favourites in Internet Explorer, Mozilla and Opera. You may find these useful for checking features of a page (for example, what links are present, images missing alt attributes etc
    • Dreamweaver 4 Modifications – A selection of modified DreamWeaver 4 objects that offer better accessibility options, including <abbr>, <acronym> tags and additions of title, class, and id attributes on other tags. The <table> dialogue has also had a make-over, accepting a summary and caption attribute.
  • General Developer Tools
    • New: Checkbox Maker – Converts a block of text into a series of checkboxes, with labels and all that jazz
    • Markup Maker – Takes a simple list of page ids that you enter and converts it to a valid XHTML document
    • Yes/No list creator – It’s a tool for quickly generating accessible, XHTML-compliant yes/no radio button choices from a list
    • Insta-Select – An easy XHTML-compliant select list generator
    • List-o-matic – Create CSS-styled navigation blocks based on unordered list <li> items. Get your semantics on!
    • Acrobot – converts all your acronyms/abbreviations using the <acronym> and <abbr> tag
    • HTML to JavaScript Convertor – Similar to Response.Right, this tool takes your markup and converts it to a series of document.write() statements that you can use in a block of JavaScript.
    • XFN (XHTML Friends Network) Link Creator – Build up XFN-friendly links for copying/pasting into a blog-roll or navigation menu.
    • Response.Right – Save time converting large blocks of text/HTML to server-side write statements (such as PHP echo or ASP response.write) with this handy convertor.
    • Quick Escape – Converts HTML to escaped characters suitable for pasting into form textarea inputs.


Enlaces y recursos:

3-column Table Free Layout Generator
A slightly quirky interface, but a really useful tool that VERY quickly builds you a table-free CSS-based page layout. An excellent wizard. Better than Gandalf even.
30 Days to a More Accessible Weblog
Mark Pilgrim’s seminal ‘how-to’. Whether you actually have a web log is irrelevent – this is a great step-by-step guide on making a site accessible.
508 Compliant Diamond Tools
Some interesting tools, particularly the grayscale favelet which will grayscale the web page you are viewing.
HTML 4.01 Recommendation
Not exclusively accessibility related as such, but useful to have on this page all the same,
An excellent – and free – tool that analyzes your web pages and suggests how to fix them. Essential for any web developer who needs to create accessible web page templates.
Able IT
Able IT is an «online access academy providign accessible internet solutions to disabled and impaired people across the UK», they inform us.
Accesibilidad Web
Spanish language accessibility related blog [English version available by Translator]
Access Keys
Access Keys is a directory of accessible websites designed to help users with disabilities find what they need on the internet quickly and efficiently.
Accessibility and usability for all (an advocacy article by Mercurytide)
An article on why and how the needs of all your site’s visitors should be addressed, covering specific disabilities and varying levels of computer literacy. It concludes that building sites to address these audiences benefit the public as a whole.
Accessibility Articles – An Index
A catalogue of several hundred rated, reviewed articles and online resources in accessibility.
Accessibility Extensions for Mozilla
Like the title says …
Accessibility Features of CSS
This document summarizes the features of the Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 Recommendation ([CSS2]) known to directly affect the accessibility of Web documents. Some of the accessibility features were available in CSS1 ([CSS1]) as well.
Accessibility for Web Developers
Developers put a lot of effort into ensuring their sites can be viewed in outdated browsers, but all too often ignore newer browsers, or worse still, a whole range of visitors. This article covers the W3C guidelines for making a site accessible.
Accessibility on the Mac
Joe Clark presents a five-part series covering the problems of accessibility on the Mac
Accessible HTML/XHTML Forms
A mirror of the article found on Accessify detailing how you can improve the accessibility of your HTML/XHTML forms
Accessible Information Solutions – Accessibility Toolbar
A toolbar for IE that contains a range of tools that might be used to help provide a more accessible web site.
Accessible Information Solutions @ Vision Australia
Accessible Information Solutions has been providing Web Accessibility consulting and training since 1999. As part of a disability agency, we understand the practical needs of people with disabilities. Combining this with our technical backgrounds allows u
Accessible Web Pages: Advice for Educators
Accessible Web Pages: Advice for Educators is a tame, simple introduction for teachers in higher education that need to get up to speed about web accessibility.
Accessible web text – sizing up the issues
Jim Byrne investigates the options available to control text appearance and assesses the implications on accessibility.
Accessible, Usable, Universal, & Stunning Web Designs
Accesskeys – Unlocking Hidden Navigation
Stuart Robinson reveals techniques that you can employ to make keyboard navigation simpler. Published in A List Apart (ALA)
Accountability of Accessibility and Usability
Feature on Digital Web Magazine, written by accessibility advocate Anitra Pavka.
Adido Solutions Limited
We build websites, using our own content management systemur, which comply to WAI guidelines and recognised web standards.
Alpha Squared Solutions
Alpha Squared Solutions «provide a comprehensive and fully independent website accessibility audit service.» So they told us.
Alpha Squared’s Visual Impairment Simulator
Alpha Squared Solutions provide a visualisation tool that enables sighted users to experience how visually impaired people may experience the internet.
Alt and beyond – Making Web Graphics Accessible
Another take on the correct use of the alt attribute, written by Tim Roberts, as featured on
The W3C’s own browser is intended as both a viewing tool and an authoring tool. In theory, with the right permissions, you could view a web page and edit it on-the-fly. In practice, you’ll only really try this browser out of curiosity.
An Alternative to Accesskeys
«The traditional way of implementing the HTML accesskey attribute using unique letters does not work.» An article that suggests – rightly or wrongly – an alternative solution.
An interview with Jakob Neilsen
The don of usability, interviewed for Digital Web magazine. Covers accessibility.
An Introduction to Accessible Web Design
Written by Nigel Peck, this article covers everything the budding beginner needs to know from «What is accessibility» to validation services such as Bobby and what the various conformance levels mean.
Anitra Pavka
Regularly updated with relevant links to news stories. Anitra has written a number of articles on accessibility, and always makes for an interesting read.
Aptitude Media
aptitude media is a creative, learning media and consulting company, focused on providing solutions to enable the enhancement of capabilities for individuals and organisations. Member of the Web Standards Group (WSG)
A cutesy way of finding out that your site needs work to make it accessible!
Attractive and Accessible Websites
Ian Lloyd demonstrates that accessible, standards-based web sites need not be ugly beasts.
Axistive – Assistive Technology News Portal
Assistive technology news covering computer technologies for people with a disability.
An Italian site covering accessibility and usability issues – one of the first Italian sites to go with a table-free layout and treat accessibility seriously
Beginners guide to CSS and standards
Beginner’s guide to CSS written in clear language. The four pages go over basic syntax, importance of separating content and design, and a template anyone can copy and play with.
Bob Regan (Macromedia) Weblog
Pick up tricks and tips from Macromedia accessibility don Bob Regan. A lot of useful information about Flash on this blog.
Bobby vs Cynthia
A comparison of two accessibility checkers. Note: it is actually hosted by Cynthia Says, so it probably is not totally impartial!
Bobby WorldWide
The industry standard for validating your web pages for accessibility. Recently bought out by Watchfire, a company that specialises in web site performance management tools. Bobby only allows a limited number of pages to be validated in a given time.
British Computer Association of the Blind
A good source of UK-specific information, and it’s well worth signing up to the BCAB e-mail discussion list.
The result of research from Oxford Brookes University, BrookesTalk is a speech browser that allows the text to be read out and displayed in big letters on screen at the same time. Forget fancy web page layouts – they will go right out of the window.
The marketing spiel says: » Free to download, easy to use with control over the voice, pitch and speed, browsealoud is there when you need assistance as you navigate the Web.» [We’ve not tried it out yet]
Browser-Safe Color Tester
Test browser-safe color combinations for visibility by users with eight varieties of color deficiency.
BTexact Safe Web Colours
Don’t be colour blind to other people’s afflictions – check out these palettes and find out how others view the world.
Build Accessible Online Forms
As featured on Accessify, but syndicated to SitePoint. Tips and tricks to make forms more accessible and usable.
Building a Barrier-free Web
Article from New Architect, explaining the social reasons for not shutting out potential users to your site.
Building Accessible Websites – Joe Clark
Building Accessible Websites is the latest book out of the accessibility stable. Joe Clark’s book has received rave reviews, although we’ve yet to review for ourselves. However, Joe Clark has an excellent weblog on the topic of accessibility.
Cogentis: Website Accessibility Issues
An overview of, and resources relating to accessibility, web sites and Australian Law.
CommonLook for Adobe Acrobat
CommonLook for Adobe Acrobat is a tool that can make PDF documents accessible and compy with Section 508 guidelines.
Connect Outloud
Connect Outloud is designed for the beginning to experienced blind or low vision computer user to access the Internet through speech and Braille output. A cut-down version of JAWS
Connect Outloud – Free demo download
It works just like JAWS (but only for web access) and the demo will give you 30 hours of use – plenty of time for testing your web pages!
Constructing Accessible Web Sites
One of the more recent books on accessibility (although not quite as new as Joe Clarke’s offering. Check the full review out in the Reviews section.
Creating Accessible Tables
WebAIM tutorial detailing how to create accessible tables used both for layout and for data.
CSS Webcolor
Online web-utility that generates CSS code to define color attributes for web pages.
Curb Cut Design
Accessibility, Universal Design and Distance Education
Cynthia Saysâ„¢
A free online accessibility checker – far less daunting than facing a Bobby report!
Designing with Web Standards
A must-read book about web standards from a man who has done so much to promote the whole ethic, Mr Jeffrey Zeldman
Disability Rights Commission – Inaccessbile Website Demo.
When people consider disability and web use they often only think of blind people. This tool aims to demonstrate other disabilities that affect web users.
UK government site covering the various disability rules, regulations and advice.
Dive Into Mark
Mark Pilgrim’s site covers things other than accessibility, but when he touches on the subject, he does so with considerable experience (his guide 30 Days to an Accessible Weblog is essential reading).
DrivenQA is UK based consultancy providing services on improving internet applicatons. This includes services based around QA, Testing, Accessibility and Usability.
Effedue Easybility
The company says «Effedue Easybility informs, trains and offers its know-how in order to solve accessibility and usability issues regarding ICT and Web products.»
Enabling Dimensions
«Making the web a Disabled Friendly Place» – incorporated in Singapore, the company offers a number of tools to facilitate easy and effective web access for the disabled and elderly.
Ethical Media
Ethical Media is «a communications agency working for social and environmental change … a strong focus on web accessibility in the areas of research, consultancy, design and software development.»
UK-based consultancy – «we design, manage and deliver accessible websites».
European Design for All e-Accessibility Network
The home of EDeAN – the European Design for All e-Accessibility Network. Over 100 member organisations in 15 European countries, EDeAN is a key initiative under the eEurope Action Plan.
Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility
This document outlines approaches for preliminary review of web site accessibility, and for evaluation of conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
Federal Access Board
Free Online Standards Training from WextCiv
Free online courses in standards based web development using HTML/XHTML and CSS. Return to the site every week to find a new section, working through explanations, code examples and structured exercises to compete a hands on project.
An independent Italian site which looks excellent – if only we could understand a word of it! However, the content and key phrases that leapt out of the nicely laid-out home page suggest that this is a must-see resource for Italian web designers.
Guidelines of the Swedish Government Interoperability Board
The board provides guidelines within the areas of effective information use, e-identification and secure information exchange, information security and accessibility.
Henter Joyce
Henter Joyce is home to Jaws and Connect Outloud. Jaws is one of the most used screen readers. It’s not cheap though. If spending many hundreds of bucks makes you balk, try the cut-down version Connect Outloud.
Hermish is «an easy-to-use accessibility tool. It’s free and it will even check your web pages for browser compatibility.»
High Design, High Accessibility
Notes by Joe Clark from his presentation at South By South West 2003 (in Austin, Texas). A whole bunch of useful facts and examples of good and bad accessibility in web sites.
How Nationwide tackled Accessibility – The Whole Story
A piece written by Ian Lloyd (Accessify bod) about how accessibility was worked into the project management life cycle.
How to Create Accessible Frames
WebAIM tutorial on how to make troublesome framed sites more accessible
How to Make Accessible Web Content Using Dreamweaver 3.0 and 4.0
WebAIM guide to configuring DreamWeaver to create accessible code. An essential read for anyone using this package on a daily basis.
HTML: The Misunderstood Language
Or, Why HTML Is Neither a Programming Nor Visual Design Language
A great (and easy-to-use) resource for HTML 4.0. Defintely a reference you should bookmark.
IBM Home Page Reader
One of the most popular pieces of screen-reading software available. A must-have tool for anyone who wishes to test their web pages on a representative cross-section of assistive technologies.
Institutional Co-ordination and Reform
WebAIM 8-step guide to changing the way your organisation thinks about accesibility and actually embraces it.
Internet Explorer
The most popular (or should that be most used?) browser on the planet. It has some accessibility features, but is not as fully featured as Mozilla. However, because of the MSaccess API, most screen readers are reliant on using this very browser.
IT Test – Accessibility Testing & Consulting Services
IT-Test is helping the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry to meet the guidelines and standards and ensure products and services are accessible to all.
JAWS for Windows
The most popular screen reader worldwide, JAWS for Windows provides access to many software applications – not just the web.
Jim Thatcher’s Accessibility Web Course
A very thorough web-based tutorial that covers all aspects pertinent to web accessibility. Originally written for The Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center.
Joe Clark – Slashdot Interview
This is an extremely interesting but rather long read – Joe answers each question very thoroughly and, as usual, there is plenty of discourse following the piece itself.
Joe Clark’s accessiblog
As the author of one of the better books on accessibility you would expect Joe Clark’s site to be informative. And guess what? It is.
Keyboard Accessibility
WebAIM single-page guide to achieving a web page (or site) that is accessible by keyboard alone.
KMS Ability
UK-based company and providing consultancy on website accessibility. «We can repair or redesign your website to provide for users with visual, cognitive and motor-disabilities.»
Legal Issues: Disability Discrimination Act
«This is a section of the Illustrated Handbook for [UK Government] Web Management Teams»
UsableNet make the excellent LIFT tool, a plug-in for DreamWeaver and FrontPage. It makes checking a complete site very straightforward and helps to fix the problems. This is not free software, but worth investing in.
Loud Internet
The company says: «We have experience of fulfilling the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. We create demonstrably accessible websites whilst achieving exceptional standards of design and brand impact.»
The Lynx browser may be clunky to operate, but it is invaluable as a testing tool as it ignores scripts, images, tables – anything fancy, in short. You should aim to get your site readable/usable in Lynx. If you can do this, everything else will follow.
Lynx (easy install)
Lynx can be something of a pig to install. This is the easiest version to install that we have found yet.
Lynx Viewer
Installing the Lynx browser can be tricky. This tool allows you to pass it a URL and will render the page just as Lynx would – with no images (alt attributes displayed instead), no scripts and no table layouts.
Macromedia Accessibility
Web accessibility information for developers using a range of Macromedia products.
Making Connections Unit (MCU)
Jim Clark’s site has a host of useful links. Currently Jim is collecting together a group of ‘handsome’ accessible sites, something which are very much looking forward to browsing through.
Maximum Accessibility – Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone – Index of CSS-based sites
Meryl has built up an index of thousands of CSS-based sites that are well worth trawling through for inspiration. Go take a lucky dip
Microsoft Accessibility Center
Another good source for accessibility tips and articles, if you can get over the bias.
Modifying Dreamweaver to produce valid XHTML
This Alistapart article tells you step-by-step how to get under the hood of Dreamweaver 4 and tweak it tp produce XHTML-compliant code. Do it now.
Mod_accessibility is a fully automatic aid to making websites more accessible. It serves to improve Websites and Intranets for everyone – as long as you are running Apache.
An excellent standards-compliant browser. Not all screen readers will work in conjunction with Mozilla, but the sheer number of options in preferences should make this a favourite.
National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR)
Established in 1995, the NCDDR performs research, technical assistance and demonstration activities focusing on the dissemination and utilization of disability research funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Neilson Norman Group – Accessibility Guidelines
Love him or hate him (we refer to Jakob Neilsen, of course, not Donald Norman), he does have a lot to say – much of it very useful. These guidelines are the result of extensive research and cannot be ignored. The full report will cost, though.
The much maligned Netscape – largely because of the hideous version 4 – is now home to the much nicer and much more standards-compliant Version 7. And lest we forget, it’s based on Mozilla, but with some slight changes to the interface.
An all-round provide web company that measures, improves and creates more effective online technology such as web sites, intranets, and interactive TV services for all.
Nomensa – Access Keys, Limited Practical Value
Alastair Campbell writes about strong reasons not to use access keys
Nomensa – Accessibility Lifecycle
Alastair Campbell discusses where in the web development lifecycle accessibility can be applied.
Nomensa/This isn’t just alt text; this is really great alt text
Léonie Watson describing images in a few, short effective words makes the world difference
Every new version seems to render pages in entertainingly different ways. However, the support for CSS is pretty good, and the browser is highly configurable, such that scripts, images and even tables can quickly be disabled.
Page Accessibility Labs
Website accessibility and usability testing conducted by visually disabled test specialists and target audience members.
Technology providors for blind and partially sighted people. Web-over-Phone, the latest product, will allow accessible websites to be read over any phone line to blind users.
Pocket Guide to the ADA
Detailing the wider aspects of the Americans With Disabilities Act, this is a reference that also includes information about web accessibility, rather than focusing exclusively on it.
Position is Everything
A site dedicated to revealing all the weird things you may encounter when moving to a fully CSS-based layout. There are some quirks out there – if you spot them, visit this site!
Priority 4
Priority 4 offers news, opinion and resources around issues of accessibility and usability from a human centred design perspective. The blog covers design, build, user research, user-testing and latest developments in online accessibility. Priority 4 has
wWebSpeak is designed to interact directly with the information on a web page, and to translate it into speech, as well as providing a magnified visual display.
Ripcord CSS Designer
A CSS-generating widget that can hekp save time creating CSS page layouts.
Rosie Sherry
Rosie Sherry is passionate about web based QA. Covering topics which will help make the web a better place, mainly: accessibility, QA and testing.
Sample Chapter – Flash Usability Guide
A very handy reference for anyone interested in Flash accessibility. This is a complete chapter in PDF format (and therefore not likely to be accessible in itself).
ScotConnect offer is a provider of web accessibility training for those involved in website design and management. They also do consultancy and design work and not surprisingly, they are based in Scotland.
Section 508
The US Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities – Section 508 is the policy that enforces this.
Sensus Internet Talking Browser
Side-by-side comparison of Section 508 and WCAG
Need to know what the differences between the Section 508 accessibility guidelines and the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are? Jim Thatcher has thoughtfully laid it all out here for you.
Sigmer Technologies Ltd.
Sigmer «are firm believers in accessible web design; we support the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) … «
Standards: Designing For the Future
Ian Lloyd laments the lack of proper, standards-based web training and considers how it is holding back the industry.
STC AccessAbility SIG
The site provides resources, information, and support to technical communicators with accessibility needs and help to technical communicators to make the products they create accessible to end users with accessibility needs. Users may choose one of five s
Stephen Hawking and Me – Flash MX Accessibility article that fefatures tips on building accessible sites in Flash MX.
A volunteer group of Dutch web developers give information, news, tips, articles, links and offer advice through this web site.
Tabbing through Flash – an accessibility solution
John Norgaard sets out a way of avoiding the problem with embedding Flash on a web page (which you cannot tab out of)
Tantek Favelets
The originator of the term favelets! Tantek Celik has a number of favelets that you may find useful.
TechDis Accessibility Database
An online resource covering products available to assist those with disabilities. The resource provides information on assistive, adaptive and enabling technologies to the UK Higher and Further education sectors.
The Accessibility Forum
The International Center for Disability Recources on the Internet (ICDRI)
Their mission statement is to collect a «global knowledge base of quality disability resources and to provide education, outreach and training based on these core resources». Staffed by a number of very educated and committed people.
The Perfect Pop-Up
As originally featured on Accessify but syndicated to SitePoint. Explains how to make pop-up windows usable and accessible.
The Rix Centre
The Rix Centre is committed to developing teaching and learning, research and multimedia production for people in the learning disability community.
The Spin Group, Inc.
A list of articles, case studies and presentations relating to accessibility.
The Wave
Similar to Bobby, The Wave let’s you enter a URL, and the page is then displayed with markers highlighting potential accessibility issues. A highly visual way to check web pages.
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
The mother of all accessibility groups. For new visitors to planet web accessibility, this should be the first stop.
The Web Standards Project
One of the most influential groups on the web pushing for web designers and browser manufacturers to stick to the rules, thus making everyone’s browsing experience much less of a hit-and-miss affair.
Three column CSS layout
An index to various sites that have CSS-based page layouts for you to try out.
Tips for managing Section 508 testing
Useful tips for project managers about the trials and tribulations of testing a site for Section 508 compliance
The company claims to be ‘a web/software development company working towards making all sites accessible.’
Toward a more standards compliant Internet Explorer
John P Gallant (otherwise known as Big John) reveals a major flaw in Internet Explorer when dealing with floats. If you are serious about moving from a table layout to a CSS layout, you MUST read this article first.
UKinsite Accessibility Articles
A series of articles on usability and accessibility, resulting from several years work in the field. UKinsite identify problems caused by taking too dogmatic an approach to accessibility.
Understanding Accessibility
Understanding Accessibility – Spanish Edition
Difficult expand on the title really, given that I speak no Spanish. Apart from dos cervezas
Understanding web typography – an introduction
Jim Byrne tells you how to increase accessibility and readability by making informed font choices.
Universal Validator
A validator that is capable of simultaneously checking a whole site for problems with XHTML, XML, CSS, WCAG, Javascript.
User Agent Accessibility Guidelines – Final Version
The finalised World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines for building browsers and media players that work better for people with disabilities.
User Style Sheet Wizard
An easy-to-use tool that quickly builds a style sheet that can be employed as a user style sheet (and here is how to use one)
Various Accessible Web Design Articles
A whole collection of articles covering accessible web design from OysterWeb. Well worth a wander through – they are not too long, fairly easy to get in to.
Victoria (Aus) E-government Policies
eGovernment Resource Centre: Victorian Government – E-government Policies; links to Victorian Government egovernment policies and web site policies.
Viewable with Any Browser
A group that truly wants to see the end of ‘Best Viewed with X Browser at X resolution’ type graphics. In other words, device-independent and accessible sites.
VIP Browser
VisCheck colour blindness simulator
Pass this site a valid URL (or an image of your web page) and VisCheck will show you how it looks to people with a range of colour blindnesses. Have your links disappeared or lost contrast? Find out here.
Vision Australia Foundation
Vision Australia works in partnership with the University of Toronto»™s Adaptive Technology Resource Centre to deliver world»™s best practice in accessible web sites including site reviews, consumer testing and providing recommendations.
W3C Guidelines and Search
A paper discussing how the W3C accessibility guidelines are used to improve performance in search engines.
W3C MarkUp Validation Service
The do-it-all code validator, now with accessibility features and a new layout. Supports XHTML+MathML, XHTML+MathML+SVG, XHTML 1.0 Second Edition and XHTML 1.1
W3C User Agent Guidelines
The User Agent is better known as the browser. These are the guidelines that are provided for manufacturers of browsers, so that they follow the rules too.
WAI QuickTips Reference Card
Top ten tips – the quickest reference to what you should be doing to ensure your pages are accessible. These credit card-sized reference cards are only useful for people who are already familiar with the accessibility issues – they offer no explanations.
WAI table linearizer
Screen readers can have difficulties with table-based layouts, and some browsers cannot display them. So, you need to be sure that your beautifully crafted table layout degrades gracefully when linearized.
Web Accessibility and the DDA
«The purpose of this paper is to explore, in light of events and experiences elsewhere in the world, whether and to what extent the disability rights legislation in the UK might apply in such a scenario.»
Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities
This book is perhaps the most well known book on web accessibility, and provides a wealth of information. It is possibly due for a revamp now, though, as many of the examples of accessible are slightly dated-looking. A worthy resource nonetheless.
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
The main resource for anyone who wants to understand what web accessibility is all about. The Web Accessibility Initiative is the starting point. You may find the content a little dry, though.
Web Accessibility Toolbar
The Web Accessibility Toolbar for IE 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 a
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – Checkpoints
Checkpoints based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 – a distilled version.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
If you are drawing up your own guidelines, be sure to base them on these guidelines – as everyone else does. All validation tools base their rules on this set of guidelines, including Bobby/Watchfire, The Wave and countless others.
Web Design References: Accessibility
Accessibility section of the Web Design Reference Site. Includes links to accessibility articles on 508, Abbreviations & Acronyms, Alt and Alt Attributes and Alt Text, Assistive Technology, Benefits, Check Lists, Color Accessibility, Device Independence,
Web Design References: Books
Book section of the Web Design Reference Site. List includes Accessibility Books, Color Books, Cascading Style Sheets Books, Evaluation Books, Dreamweaver Books, Information Architecture Books, JavaScript Books, Miscellaneous Books, Navigation Books, PHP
Web Design References: Cascading Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheet section of the Web Design Reference Site. Includes links to articles on Tutorials: (General, Cascade, Inheritance & Specificity, Forms, Fonts, Lists, Media, Positioning & Layout, Tables (data), Selectors, Misc. Tutorials), Browsers
Web Design References: Sites & Blogs
Blog section of the Web Design Reference Site.
Web Design References: Tools
Tool section of the Web Design Reference Site. Links to Accessibility Tools, Color Tools, CSS Tools, HTML Validators, Lints & Viewers, Information Architecture Tools, Link Checkers, Miscellaneous Tools, Usability Tools, XML Tools.
Web Eyes
Web Standards for the Modern Web Developer
«I wrote this as a final paper for a technical communication program. It’s a broad overview of the benefits of web standards.» [Wrod document]
Author of the book Web Accessibility for People With Disabilities, Michael Pacielo’s WebAble site is another invaluable resource loaded with links.
UK usability and accessibility consultancy. Offers usability and accessibility testing, expert evaluations, user centered design and training.
Webcredible: UK Law and Accessibility
Article outlining the UK law on web accessibility in layman’s terms. «My aim is that it clears up all the confusion surrounding this area.»
Wise Guys Only
Tim Roberts’ personal site. Like Dive Into Mark, it’s not all about accessibility. Heck we all need a break sometimes.
XHTML: Accessibility Tips
The New York Public Library Style Guide sets out some simple advice for using XHTML to improve accessibility.
XStandard WYSIWYG Editor
A WYSIWYG editor to generate XHTML 1.1 markup that supports tables, lists, links, floats, and custom tags; CSS used for formatting, referenced through drop-down menus

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