World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) The W3C Markup Validation Service. Designing More Usable Web Sites. This section of Designing a More Usable World is dedicated to cooperative efforts linked toward building a more usable Web for all.
At the present time, there are a number of interlocking and interrelated efforts. These include: Accessible Web Guidelines Reference Materials for Creating Accessible Web Sites WAI Quick Tips Reference Card - An introduction to the key concepts of accessible web design.Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible - A resource for learning and understanding Web Accessibility. Web Access Tools User Tools Author Tools Governmental Efforts Selected Resources on Disability and Web Use General How People with Disabilities Use the Web - This document provides an introduction to use of the Web by people with disabilities. Screen Readers Introduction to the Screen Reader - This short video, featuring Trace Center Instrumentation Specialist Neal Ewers, demonstrates how screen readers assist the blind to navigate the web, access electronic documents and more.
Color Blindness. Worldspace FireEyes Web Accessibility Validation. Worldspace Sync and FireEyes are unprecedented, next-generation web accessibility tools that ensure both static and dynamic content within a web portfolio are compliant with standards such as Section 508, WCAG 1.0, and WCAG 2.0.
John Slatin always said, "Good design, is accessible design. " Make sure as you begin your design process at least one person on your design team understands the principles and techniques of making a web site accessible. 3) Use Accessibility Web Development Tools HTML Editors Rich Media 4) Test Your Site's Accessibility Choose any of the following tools/techniques to test the accessibility of your site. Page by Page Free Testing Tools WorldSpace - free online accessibility testing tool WAVE - free online accessibility testing tool and reading order of page Accessibility Toolbar for Internet Explorer - a must have!
The Web Developer Extension for Mozilla-based Browsers. You are here: Home > Resources > The Web Developer Extension for Mozilla-based Browsers Introduction to the Web Developer Extension The Web Developer Extension, created by Chris Pederick, is a very popular and useful resource for web designers.
This section will specifically focus on the tools this extension provides that can help developers create more accessible web content. Note This extension is designed for Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox and Netscape (version 6 or greater) and will run on any platform that these browsers support. Using the Extension First, follow the instructions provided to download and install this extension. Next, using your browser, make sure that you know how to find the Web Developer menu items () or display the toolbar itself (). Now we'll explore some of the various tools in the toolbar that will be especially useful to those interested in creating accessible web content.
Disable The options under this selection allow different items to be disabled in a web site. Images. 1: Introduction to The Web Standards Curriculum/Table of Contents. By Chris Mills 11th October 2012: Material moved to webplatform.org The Opera web standards curriculum has now been moved to the docs section of the W3C webplatform.org site.
Go there to find updated versions of these docs, and much more besides! 12th April 2012: This article is obsolete The web standards curriculum has been donated to the W3C web education community group, to become part of a much bigger educational resource. Introduction For a while now, I’ve had a dream. So in this article I introduce to you the product of a lot of hard work over the last several months (by myself and a lot of other people)—the Web Standards Curriculum, a course designed to give anyone a solid grounding in web design/development, no matter who they are—it is completely free to use, accessible, and assumes no previous knowledge.
In this article I’ll cover the following: