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Other useful information

These are links to various web-based resources on creating accessible web pages for blind and visually-impaired people.

There is a wealth of material on the Internet, most of which reflects the W3C recommendations concerning web design and accessibility, or links back to the major websites like WebABLE or TRACE. Company sites like the Adobe site, and major computer corporations like Microsoft are taking an active interest in accessibility.

Designing accessible web pages

Making a website accessible: the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is a good source for information about web accessibility.

This is the Web Accessibility Initiative's reference list with links to projects and articles on web accessibility.

This is the WAI's page on the improvement of web accessibility through HTML4.0.

A guide to the needs of accessible web design and solutions to accessibility problems.

The Trace Centre is heavily involved in the development of the Web Accessibility Initiative's accessibility work.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind's Web Access Centre with accessibility resources for designing websites.

Bitstream has developed a new font called Tiresias for the benefit of the visually impaired. Tiresias was developed with the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

US National Council on Disability report on Access to Multimedia Technology by People with Sensory Disabilities (1998).

Web Accessibility Toolbar provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team at Vision Australia. Although the checker won't tell you if a site is accessible, it can be used to assess aspects (structure/code/content) of an html document that affect its accessibility.

Adobe's access website which has information about accessibility features of products such as Acrobat.

This is the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe website; a useful contact point for those interested in this organisation's work.

[last updated April 2008]