Accessibility

Hardware and software for WWW users with disabilities

Adaptive Technology Center IUB

Making websites accessible: Validation

  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
  • HTML Validation
  • CSS Validator
  • ( Link validation, HTML Tidy)
  • Accessibility check
  • Lynx simulator

    Making websites accessible: strategies

  • Tables, graphics, links: provide alt tags, titles, descriptions, headers
  • Layout: CSS
  • Navigation
  • Font sizes, colors,
  • Spelling and grammar
  • Language

    Where to implement accessibility solutions

  • server-side: Javascript options, XML + stylesheets, database + flexible page generation
  • client-side: filters, agents etc

    Added benefits of making websites accessible

  • PDA (Personal digital assistant), wireless, handheld, ... ( Web Page Design for the Text Only Environment: Considerations for Developers)
  • Automatic indexing and categorization (for search engines etc)
  • Cross-platform compatibility

    Miscellaneous Issues for Information Architects

  • W3C security FAQ

    Legal Issues:

  • Copyright and trademarks
  • Privacy (Customer data, etc)
  • Responsibility for linked content
  • International laws

    Other W3C Standards:

  • Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P)
  • Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS)