[blindkid] Website Accessibility

Eleanor Robinson erobin8725 at aol.com
Thu Apr 11 13:17:08 UTC 2013


There are a number of tools that are available to test 508 Compliance on websites.  You can Google 508 compliance and find them.  The accessibility requirements for websites are similar to those for any software.  There is a set of guidelines published in 2003 by WGBH Boston.  It is old, but still valid. 

To give you an idea of the things that are important in accessibility, you can look at AbleGamer's "Includification" guidelines www.ablegamers.com.  You can also find Blind and VI guidelines at www.blindcomputergames.com   Yes, both of these sets of guidelines are related to computer games, but the concepts described there apply to websites as well.

Good luck with your project.

Eleanor Robinson
7-128 Software

------------------------------Message: 14Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 19:14:45 -0500From: "Mary Strahan" <phouka at kc.rr.com>To: "Jill Bamber" <jfbamber at gmail.com>, <andy.peall at ntlworld.com>,	<angie at cybersolvers.com>, "'Heather Wilke'" <hwilke at wilkelaw.com>,	<jem at eaglecom.net>, "'Kathy Alstrin'" <kalstrin at ccvi.org>,	<llind at ccvi.org>, <nwood at ccvi.org>,	"'Traci Todd Murphy'"	<ttmurphy at CCVI.org>, <blindkid at nfbnet.org>Subject: [blindkid] Website AccessibilityMessage-ID: <00a801ce3580$689abb20$39d03160$@rr.com>Content-Type: text/plain;	charset="us-ascii"Hello all, I'm working on a "Demonstration of Expertise" as part of the interviewprocess for a job I would love to get at the Johnson County Library.  Aspart of the demonstration, I've been asked to evaluate two Web sites,telling what's good and what could be improved with each.  I would like toinclude accessibility as part of my evaluation. This is where you come in:  are there standards, tools, etc. you wouldrecommend for evaluating accessibility?  I'd like to evaluate not just forB/VI accessibility, but also for other disabilities if possible.  (Subtitleson videos are important, for example, for people who are deaf or hard ofhearing).  Any suggestions/recommendations would be most appreciated! Thank you all for your help!! --Mary  Help me help CCVI by donating to--or better yet, joining!--Eddie's Entourageand this year's Trolley Run.http://trolleyrun.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1031951&lis=1&kntae1031951=49AB3445947C4BF39CC2C67F746B519C&supId=344473835 You can also help by shopping (yes, shopping!).  Check outhttp://my.fundraising.com/EddiesEntourage 


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