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Web Accessibility

CSU Professional Development for Accessible Technology - Web  - Explores accessibility issues and provides straight forward advice and guidance about creating usable content whether you are a novice or advanced author of course content.

WCAG 2 at a Glance - Paraphrased summary of Web Content Accessibility Guidelnes (WCAG) 2.0

Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines (Chapter 3)

Essential Components of Web Accessibility - This document shows how Web accessibility depends on several components working together and how improvements in specific components could substantially improve Web accessibility.

Introduction to Web Accessiblity 
Keeping Web Accessibility in Mind Video

Using WAI-ARIA in HTML - Document guide for developers to incorporate ARIA into thier HTML5 code to improve accessibility of webpages. source: W3C.

Validators & Evaluation Tools 

HiSoftware® Cynthia Says™ Portal - a web content accessibility tool designed to identify errors in content related to section 508 standards and/or the WCAG guidelines.

WAVE 3.0 Accessibility Tool - exposes errors and highlights content where accessibility considerations require human judgment.

Mozilla/Firefox Accessibility Extension - adds features to Mozilla or Firefox to make it easier for people with disabilities to view and navigate web content based on the structural markup used to create the web page. It can also be used by Web developers to check their structural markup.

W3C Markup Validation Service - a free service that checks Web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.

W3C CSS Validator - a free service that checks Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in (X)HTML documents with style sheets

ColorSelector - a tool for developers to help determine the most accessible combinations of background colors and text colors in real time. 

Colour Contrast Analyser - a tool for checking foreground & background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility for conformance with Checkpoint 2.2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

Web Accessibility Toolbar - is provided by the Accessible Information Solutions (AIS) team of Vision Australia. It has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that identify components of a web page, facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications, simulate user experiences and provide links to references and additional resources.

WAI's Complete List of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools

Additional Resources 

Ensuring Access through Collaboration and Technology (EnACT) - support students with disabilities within the California State University in attaining their post secondary educational goals.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - works with organizations around the world to develop strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. - primary government resource on usability and accessibility, including the latest usability research and training opportunities.

Disability Etiquette Handbook (.pdf, 328 KB) - a glossary of acceptable terms developed by the City of San Antonio Disability Access Office.

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