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Accessibility and the Web
There are other ways to make your site more accessible. Additional information can be found in the "Checklist of Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" provided by the W3C. Another excellent source is the "WebAIM Section 508 Checklist".
Remember, the goal is not to make more work. As you have seen, some of these methods are merely a matter of proper coding; while others are easy to implement. If you were an architect designing a brick and mortar store, you would want to make sure that the building was accessible to as many people as possible. It should be no different with Web sites; you are, in fact, a Web site architect.
While we haven't looked at all the available methods, the links below provide additional support. In real estate the slogan is location, location, location. With a Web site the slogan is visitors, visitors, visitors. Make it easy on them ... and yourself.
- Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- What Every Web Site Owner Should Know About Standards: A Web Standards Primer
- 508 Web Tutorial
- "Dive Into Accessibility - 30 days to a more accessible Web site" [E-Book - Free]
- Accessibility Internet Rally
- Learning: Accessible Website Design
- Web Design References: Accessibility
- Web Accessibility Forums
- Creating Accessible Forms
- Better Accessible Forms
- Accessible HTML/XHTML Forms
- Accesskeys: Unlocking Hidden Navigation
- Improving accessibility with accesskey in HTML forms and links
- How to Create Accessible Adobe PDF Files
- What does Section 508 mean for your PDFs?
- Alternative Style: Working With Alternate Style Sheets
Created: March 27, 2003
Revised: July 12, 2004