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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was created in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability.
The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) The W3C's commitment to lead the Web to its full potential includes promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), in coordination with organizations around the world, is pursuing accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education & outreach, and research & development.
The Trace Center The Trace Research & Development Center is a part of the College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1971, Trace has been a pioneer in the field of technology and disability. The Trace Center is currently working on ways to make standard information technologies and telecommunications systems more accessible and usable by people with disabilities. This work is primarily funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) (U.S. Department of Education).
The University of Texas at Austin - Accessibility Institute
Guide to Writing Accessible HTML developed by the University of Toronto's Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
University of Washington DO-IT Program - Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology
The HTML Writers Guild AWARE Center - accessible web authoring resources and education center
Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities by WebABLE's Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Mike Paciello, is a vital tool for Web site developers and administrators who need to understand the law, the requirements of the disabled, and the processes of site evaluation and implementation.
Constructing Accessible Web Sites Jim Thatcher, Michael Burks, Sarah Swierenga, Cynthia Waddell, Bob Regan, Paul Bohman, Shawn Lawton Henry, Mark Urban. The purpose of this book is to enable web professionals to create and retrofit accessible websites quickly and easily. It includes discussion of the technologies and techniques that are used to access websites, and the legal stipulations and precedents that exist in the US and around the world.
Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities The new edition of this award-winning book will show you how today's technology is redefining human potential and what it means to have a disability.
Accessible Technology in Today's Business This book demonstrates to business organizations that not only are accessible solutions available today that provide people with disabilities the essential tools they need to work, but that it makes good business sense to do so.
Building Accessible Websites This book teaches developers of every sophistication and budget level how to improve the accessibility of their Websites so that people who are blind, deaf, or mobility-impaired can get the most out of them.
Section 508 Resource Center - Government Computer News
This page was last reviewed on: October 26, 2006