Make Your Web Pages Accessible

The following resources will help you make your Web pages accessible. See the info below:

  • BOBBY v3.0 - Let Bobby, Center for Applied Special Technology program review your pages. This application will test local files or an entire website to help you make web pages accessible to those with disabilities.

    Accessibility Links- Some links to sites that use "leading edge" technologies, which are often likely to have accessibility issues that have not been addressed yet. Any direct link to inaccessible formats are clearly labelled, with alternative formats provided (i.e., transcripts of audio clips).

    Cascading Style Sheets and Accessibility - allows web page designers to separate "format and style" from "structure and content" resulting in cleaner coding and less HTML design "tricks".

    National Arts and Disability Center at UCLA The following resources provide information on how to design accessible web pages for persons with disabilities.

    Composing Good HTML

    Managing Information Resources for Accessibility- This manual, prepared by the Center on Information Technology Accommodation (CITA) at the U.S. Government General Services Administration, covers policy issues and practical concerns for information accessibility to accommodate users with disabilities.

    The Top Ten Misakes in Web Design - This Sun Microsystems web site discusses different mistakes that are made when using HTML.

    Making Your Web Pages Accessible - Accessibility issues in website design and accessibility, disability-related links to information to assist web designers.

    The Center for Universal Design:  Environments for People Of All Ages and Abilities

    Universal Web Design - Reach more viewers, improve site appearance and enhance your marketability through efficient design.  Written by Crystal Waters, this book is a comprehensive guide to creating accessible web sites.

    W3C - Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - In coordination with other organizations, the WAI is pursuing accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education, outreach, research & development.

    Washington Assistive Technology Alliance - Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design, Web Design technology and Web Page Accessibility Self-Evaluation Test (from the Public Service Commission of Canada).

    WebAble - A project of the Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation. It is the authoritative Web directory for disability related internet resources.

    World Wide Web Home Page Practices and Best Guidelines - Consortium intends to regularly update and revise these guidelines and provide examples of "best practices.

    Writing Accessible HTML documents - CITA provides a close look at the technical guidelines used to write documents in accessible HTML code. Examples of the power of Alt Text and presenting information in multiple formats are presented.