Other Guidelines on Accessibility
Some external websites containing guidelines for accessibility are listed below.
Web Accessibility Tools
TOPIC: Bobby--Tests accessibility of website
DESC: This tool tests the accessibility of a website. It only tests external
sites it reaches. If your website meets with "Bobby's" approval, you
can place a "Bobby Approved" icon on your website. This tool also
provides you with the time it takes to download a site and the speed of
the modem used to download the site.
Websites And Papers On Accessibility
TOPIC: web accessibility - use of sounds for the visually impaired
DESC: "Guidelines for the Use of Sound in ATM Interfaces for the
TOPIC: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, WAI Reference List on Web Accessibility
DESC: This site addresses accessibility for those with disabilities.
It has links to design guidelines, projects and research,
utilities and tools, along with other links.
TOPIC: U. S. Access Board
DESC: The primary mission of this board is to serve the nation in
providing accessibility for people with disabilities. The
site lists publications and training opportunities along with
other useful information.
TOPIC: Designing Universal Web Pages
DESC: This site discusses how to design universal web pages and authoring
accessible web pages.
TOPIC: Yuri Rubinsky Insight Foundation: WebABLE!
DESC: This site contains a host of disability-related internet resources.
TOPIC: Guidelines for Accessible HTML Pages
DESC: This document gives guidance in creating HTML pages that
increase accessibility to users with disabilities.
TOPIC: The Disability Connection
DESC: This site discusses cutting edge technology and Apple's solutions
to disability. It contains a shareware library specifically designed for
the disabled using the Macintosh. It includes braille utilities,
keyboard modifications, large print, sign language and talking
software. In addition, it includes links to other sites that contain
shareware for the Macintosh and Apple II.
TOPIC: Unified Website Accessibility Guidelines
DESC: This document discusses HTML guidelines for improving accessibility.
TOPIC: Sun Technology and Research - Enabling Technologies - Towards
DESC: This document is directed at providing users with disabilities access
to information technologies. The document discusses economic and soical
impact and legal requirements. Specific disabilities are discussed and
technological solutions suggested.
TOPIC: Designing More Usable Websites
DESC: This site contains links to accessibility documents, tools and browsers.
Programs and projects addressing web accessibility issues are identified.
TOPIC: Software lets the blind browse the Web
DESC: This article is about a software product that allows the blind to browse
the web. It contains a link to the software developer's home page.
TOPIC: City of San Jose Disability Access Design Standards
DESC: The document discusses the standards that the City of San Jose developed
for their home pages to aid persons with disabilities to use their web
TOPIC: Universal Internet Access Project
DESC: This document discusses adaptive technologies for disabled users.
TOPIC: Color Contrast and Partial Sight
DESC: This site gives guidelines on designing with colors that contrast effectively for
people with low vision and color deficiencies.
TOPIC: National Center for Accessible Media
DESC: The mission of this research and development facility is to make media accessible to
disabled persons, minority-language users, and people with low literacy skills.
TOPIC: Microsoft Accessibility and Disabilities
DESC: This site provides guidelines on accessibility.
TOPIC: Starling Access Services
DESC: This site gives guidelines on developing accessible web page designs.
TOPIC: IBM Special Needs Systems: IBM Accessibility
DESC: IBM offers accessibility guidelines, checklists, and tools.
TOPIC: "People with Disabilities Can't Access the Web!"
DESC: Mike Paciello identifies information and software design that hinder access to electronic documents.
TOPIC: "Towards Accessible Human-Computer Interaction"
DESC: Eric Bergman (SunSoft) and Earl Johnson (Sun Microsystems Laboratories) discuss disabilities and the use of "assistive technologies".
TOPIC "The Frame Tag: A Bit of a Bust, for Now"
DESC: Whit Andrews discusses the disadvantages of using frames.
TOPIC: "The Browser Safe Color Palette"
DESC: Linda Weinman discusses the use of color.
TOPIC: "This page optimized for ..."
DESC: Jahn Rentmeister explains why using browser specific features is not recommended.
TOPIC: "On the Web, less is more...."
outlines the tools needed to optimize download times.
DESC: Thomas Mace outlines the tools needed to optimize download times.
TOPIC: "Nielsen's Law of Internet Bandwidth"
DESC: Jakob Nielsen provides insights into internet bandwidth issues.
TOPIC: "Sun's New Web Design"
DESC: Jakob Nielsen's report discusses speed issues.
TOPIC: "Guidelines for Multimedia on the Web"
DESC: Jakob Nielsen presents sound advise for the use of multimedia on web pages.