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    Thumbs up All You Need For Accessibility - Tutorials, Tools, Books, Validators, etc

    All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites. Please be so kind and give this post a vote! Maybe also a rate? PLEASE REPORT BROKEN LINKS!

    COOL STUFF!

    The need for Accessibility: http://www.webnauts.net/accessibility-need.html - NEW

    Excellent Accessibility Resources List: http://www.usability.gov/accessibility/index.html

    Why is Accessibillity Important to You? http://www.webnauts.net/accessibility.html

    Skip Navigation Links are Important: http://www.webnauts.net/skip-navigation.html

    Avoid forcing links to open in a new window: http://www.webnauts.net/new_window.html

    Don' open new windows (tutorial) http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186540

    Web Design
    References - Accessibility (everything you need...) http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/support/Training/Online/webdesign/accessibility.html

    Semantic Markup (must check!) http://cookiecrook.com/AIR/2003/train/semantics.php

    How to Save Web Accessibility from Itself http://www.alistapart.com/articles/saveaccessibility/

    Accessible Web Design - weekly tips http://www.mcu.org.uk/weeklytips/

    WebAim Accessibility Techniques & Concepts http://www.webaim.org/techniques/


    FREE ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY TUTORIALS:

    1. How-To: Accessible Web Design http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cade/ade/howto/index.html
    2. Making Educational Software and Web Sites Accessible - http://ncam.wgbh.org/cdrom/guideline/
    3. Accessibility for Web Developers - Introduction http://www.developerfusion.com/show/4005/1/
    4. WebAim Introduction to Web Accessibility http://www.webaim.org/intro/intro
    5. SitePoint - Introduction To Accessible Web Design, by Nigel Peck http://www.sitepoint.com/article/952
    6. SitePoint - Do-It-Yourself Accessibility by Nicky Danino http://www.sitepoint.com/article/744
    7. Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center http://www.ittatc.org/training/webcourse/ (Free registration required)
    8. Bobby Report Explanation Files http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/browsereport.jsp
    9. HiSoftware® Understanding Accessibility http://www.hisoftware.com/uaen/WebHelp/uaen.htm
    10. Web Accessibility Learning Modules http://www.csufresno.edu/webaccess/learningmodules/
    11. Dive Into Accessibility http://diveintoaccessibility.org/
    12. Juicy Studio Accessibility Tutorial: http://www.juicystudio.com/tutorial/access...lity/index.html
    13. Designing Universally Accessible WWW Resources for People with Disabilities http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2002-02-REHAB711NC/
    14. Making Your Site Accessible http://uaweb.arizona.edu/styleguide/accessible.shtml
    15. W3C Example for Checkpoint http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag-curric/sam1-0.htm
    16. Accessibility http://www.yourhtmlsource.com/accessibility/index.html
    17. WebDevTips Accessibility Tutorial http://www.webdevtips.com/webdevtips/html/...ity/index.shtml
    18. The National Center on Low-Incidence Disabilities (NCLID) http://vision.unco.edu/AccessibleDesign/
    19. JimThatcher.com - U.S Section 508 http://www.jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm
    20. School Web Accessibility http://www.tsbvi.edu/technology/web/508/0a.htm
    21. Accessible Web Typography - an introduction for web designers http://www.scotconnect.com/webtypography/index.php


    FREE ONLINE ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY TUTORIALS

    Adaptive Technology Tutorials http://snow.utoronto.ca/technology/tutorials/index.html


    INDIVIDUAL ACCESSIBILITY TOPICS TUTORIALS

    1. Readability and Accessibility
    2. Accessible Anchors (links)
    3. Building Accessible Forms
    4. Designing Accessible Tables
    5. Using Alt Tags
    6. Using Accesskeys
    7. Using Tabindex
    8. Using Longdesc
    9. Using Colors
    10. Use Relative or Absolute Font Sizes?
    11. Animated Graphics and Seizures
    12. Skip Navigation or to Content link

    - Avoid forcing links to open in a new window http://www.webnauts.net/new-window
    - Skipping over navigation links http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_11_skipping_over_navigation_links.html
    - Skip to Main Content Link http://www.washington.edu/accessit/AU/tutorial/ins.html

    13. Creating Accessible PDF Files
    14. Creating Accessible PowerPoint Files
    FREE ONLINE BOOKS

    "Building accessible websites" by Joe Clark http://www.joeclark.org/book/sashay/serialization/


    ONLINE CLASSES:

    1. Online Training Program in Web Accessibility http://www.webnauts.net/academy (in coopeation with WebAIM)
    2. Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) http://easi.cc/workshop.htm
    3. REHAB711NC: Designing Universally Accessible Web Resources http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/courses/2003-09...11NC/index.html


    ONLINE WEB ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATORS / VALIDATORS

    1. Webnauts Net (More-In-One) http://www.webnauts.net/check.html - Page conforms Prioriry 3 of the W3C/WAI-AAA Guidelines!
    2. UI-Test.com (All-In-One):
    http://uitest.com/en/check/
    3. Bobby http://bobby.watchfire.com/bobby/html/en/index.jsp
    4. Web Aim Waive http://wave.webaim.org/index.jsp
    5. CythiaSays http://www.cynthiasays.com/
    6. UsableNet http://www.usablenet.com/
    7. Watchfire http://webxact.watchfire.com/
    8. Hera (for manual testing) http://www.sidar.org/hera/
    9. W3C Web Content Accessibility Checking Service http://www.w3.org/2000/07/eval43/


    WEB ACCESSIBILITY TOOLS AND UTILITIES

    1. A-Prompt Web Accessibility Verifier http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/
    2. A-Prompt Web Accessibility Verifier (German) http://www.wob11.de/publikationen/aprompt/programm.html
    3. HiSoftware® Accessible Form Creator http://www.hisoftware.com/access/valueadd9.html
    4. Accessify Acrobot - Abbreviation and Acronym Generator http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards...bot/default.asp
    5. Accessify accessible form builder (version 2) http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards...r-version-2.asp
    6. Accessify Pop-up Window Generator http://www.accessify.com/tools-and-wizards...w-generator.asp
    7. NCAM Media Access Generator (MAGpie) http://ncam.wgbh.org/webaccess/magpie/
    8. STEP 508 http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?...content&id=155


    SOFTWARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    Windows Shareware and Freeware for People with Disabilities
    http://www.at-center.com/windows.html



    COLORS TESTING TOOLS AND UTILITIES

    1. Considering the Color Blind Design Evaluation: http://newmanservices.com/colorblind/default.asp
    2. Colour Contrast Analyser: http://www.juicystudio.com/services/colourcontrast.asp
    3. Colour Picker and Tester: http://www.tesspub.com/colours.html
    4. Color Metric Converter: http://colorpro.com/info/tools/convert.htm
    5. Colour transformations - Decimal: http://more.btexact.com/people/rigdence/colours/colours1.html
    6. Colours confused with neutrals (Hex): http://more.btexact.com/people/rigdence/colours/neutrals_hex.html


    BOOKS FOR WEB ACCESSIBILITY

    1. Maximum Accessibility - Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone, by J. Slatin & S. Rush http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201774224/
    2. Building accessible websites, by Joe Clark http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/073571150X/
    3. WEB Accessibility for People with Disabilities, by M. G. Paciello http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1929629087/
    4. Accessible Web Sites, by Jim Thatcher and others http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/
    5. Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities, by Stephen Hawking http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0897933001/


    SOME USEFUL RESOURCES FOR ACCESSIBILITY

    1. How People with disabilities use the Web
    2. A Guide to Making Documents Accessible to People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired by Jennifer Sutton.
    The inclusion of products or services in the body of this guide and the accompanying appendices should not be viewed as an endorsement by the American Council of the Blind. Resources have been compiled for informational purposes only, and the American Council of the Blind makes no guarantees regarding the accessibility or quality of the cited references. More: http://www.acb.org/accessible-formats.html

    3. Accessibility Statement
    4. Words With Dignity - describing people with a disability

    - Terms suggested to describe persons with a disability http://wats.ca/resources/wordswithdignity/35
    - Treating Users with Disabilities as People http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20011111.html
    - Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities http://www.lsi.ku.edu/lsi/internal/guidelines.html

    5. Convicing Clients to Pay for Accessibility


    Why Accessible Web Design is important for Business http://www.scotconnect.com/show.php?contentid=81
    Accessible Web sites are attractive http://www.accessify.com/articles/attractive-accessible-sites.asp
    Auxiliary Benefits of Accessible Web Design http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/benefits.html
    Accessibility Arguments Revisited http://infocentre.frontend.com/servlet/Infocentre?access=no&page=article&rows=5&id=301
    Buy standards compliant Web sites http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/07/WebAgency-Requirements
    Websites: think the way your customers think http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2003/nt_2003_09_08_ibm.htm
    Promoting and Advertising Your Accessibility http://nadc.ucla.edu/Promoting.htm

    6. Accessibility in Distance Education

    A Resource for Faculty in Online Teaching http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cade/ade/index.html

    7. Guidelines

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/
    Trace Center Collation of Access Board's 508 FINAL RULE and GUIDES http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/2002-508-collation/index.shtml?style=default

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    Good post. The web can be a wonderful resource for those who are challenged.
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    Accessibility Tools - A-Prompt (free) from the University of Toronto - http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/
    John
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    or reading of this posting. However, many were excited and
    some may have enjoyed the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Colby
    Accessibility Tools - A-Prompt (free) from the University of Toronto - http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/
    Thanks John. It is though already mentioned above.

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    ARRGGH - missed it - too early in the morning.
    John
    No electrons were harmed during the creation, transmission
    or reading of this posting. However, many were excited and
    some may have enjoyed the experience.

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    Very nice collection of quality sources. Your work is appreciated.

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    Someone sticky this! Great post Webnauts.
    Regards, Ant.

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    Great post! Thanks for the links!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmann
    Great post! Thanks for the links!
    I am planning to add somemore links.
    Therefore, I hope this thread will become sticky, and will not get lost somewhere. That is a lot of work!

    And I hope everyone who visit's this thread will vote, and give their rate as some of you have already done.

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    Stickying.
    Mattias Johansson
    Short, Swedish, Web Developer

    Buttons and Dog Tags with your custom design:
    FatStatement.com

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    Stickying

    Quote Originally Posted by M. Johansson
    Stickying.
    Great Mattias! Thanks!

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    Great list!

    I normally wouldn't cross-post but in this case it may be worthwhile. I noticed that anode also has a list going and I posted some material there. Here are the two that may be helpful for this list also. Especially the first one.

    My favorite and most useful online tool to see color effects for Protan's, Deutan's and Tritan's. I've used this site regularly during development to see side effects:
    http://colorfilter.wickline.org/

    Since many of you are used to what Sitepoint looks like on a daily basis, see what it looks like here (Good Job!). http://colorfilter.wickline.org/ind...0438a99bb02;t=p

    Simulations and Daltonize corrections:
    http://www.vischeck.com/

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    Great thread, this is what I was looking for.
    James: Ecodig - My Blog - My Gallery
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    Excellent thread. thumbs up.

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    Thumbs up

    Wow, this is what I call a good thread. Keep 'em coming.
    Filmmaking made reel on voodoofilm.org (swedish, you'll just have to learn...)

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    Super read. Thanks!

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    2 snaps in a circle !

    Now where is the button on Firefox that says "import all of these into my favorites"?

    Nice work!
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    In deed it is very useful thanks a lot for it

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    http://www.wats.ca/articles/accesskey

    i was reading this article today - its goes against accesskeys
    i am not sure if it belongs here or not


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    Great Read!

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    Nice thread and will be quite useful.



    *Ironically the links and the headers are blue and underlined in the Accessibility and Usability forums.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by conradical
    Nice thread and will be quite useful.



    *Ironically the links and the headers are blue and underlined in the Accessibility and Usability forums.....
    What did you expect?

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    not what I expect. for usability purposes, links and other text should be clearly differentiated. I clicked on the headings because they look just like links!

    Wasn't pointing out the usability issue, just the irony!

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    No problem conradical. I got it man!

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    I have found two broken links in:-

    ONLINE WEB ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATORS / VALIDATORS

    8. Hera (for manual testing) http://www.sidar.org/hera/
    9. W3C Web Content Accessibility Checking Service http://www.w3.org/2000/07/eval43/


    Great list of useful sites!
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