External Accessibility Resources
The following sites have resources on various aspects of web accessibility and design. You may find the information and techniques on these pages useful. Not all are directly connected to usability or accessibility issues, and many have other information connected to HTML authoring. However, good practice in HTML authoring often has indirect accessibility and usability benefits.
- The World Wide Web Consortium: A standards and recommendations body for the web. This site contains the official standards for HTML and other web technologies, and also contains the recommendations of the Web Accessibility Initiative.
- Useit.com: usable information technology: This site contains a large number of articles and case studies covering a wide range of usability and accessibility issues.
- Jukka Korpela's WWW resources: Design principles, examples, accessibility, and discussions of the implementation of the HTML specification and its flaws.
- Trace research and development centre: A large list of accessibility resources and tools
- Section 508: Section 508 is the legislation in the USA covering accessible web design. This site is the official description and resources for that legislation.
- Legal opinions: This is a short summary of the likely legal requirements from the Disability Discrimination Act.
- Alan Flavell's WWW resources: Articles and links to other resources on a wide range of issues, including tips for creating various HTML structures, and opinion pieces on aspects of web authoring.
- TechDis Accessibility resources: The TechDis accessibility resources include guides to legislation, 'seven precepts' for accessibility, and ways in which users can override author suggestions for page display.
- International Centre for Disability Resources on the Internet: This links to a wide range of web accessibility resources.
- Stephen Poley's Webmatters Pages: Articles on making pages that display well in various browsers.
- The RNIB's guidelines on design.: This contains a number of guidelines specifically aimed at making a site accessible to people with low or no vision.
- www.htmlhelp.com: HTMLhelp.com has a guide to each of the HTML tags, and to Cascading Style Sheets, including a tutorial on their use.
- Evolt Browser archive: Archive of the current and previous versions of many common browsers and even more obscure ones.
- Hide CSS from browsers: A list of methods to hide CSS properties from some browsers while displaying them in others, including the browsers that they are effective for.
- IMS Guidelines for Developing Accessible Learning Applications - not solely web related but with useful information for web authoring and links to other resources.