Web sites, just like buildings, can be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those with disabilities. Unfortunately, most current web pages contain major access barriers. This site was created to promote awareness about the need for accessible web design and to steer those who wish to learn more about the topic into the right direction. The audience for this resource guide include public school teachers and administrators; college and university instructors, administrators, and policy makers; distance educators; librarians; and disability professionals.

  Email: aschmetz@uwsp.edu
Website: 
http://library.uwsp.edu/aschmetz/Accessible/pub_resources.htm
 
 


 
This section of Designing a More Usable World is dedicated to cooperative efforts linked toward building a more usable Web for all.
Trace Research & Development Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2107 Engineering Centers Bldg.
1550 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

  Voice: (608) 262-6966
    TTY: (608) 263-5408
    Fax: (608) 262-8848
  Email: info@trace.wisc.edu
Website: 
http://trace.wisc.edu/world/web/
 
 


 
DO-IT serves to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. * Promotes the application of universal design to physical spaces, information technology, instruction, and services. * Distributes publications and videos to freely reproduce for presentations and exhibits. * Provides resources for students and veterans with disabilities, K-12 educators, postsecondary faculty and administrators, librarians, employers, and parents and mentors.
DO-IT
University of Washington
Box 354842
Seattle, WA 98195-4842

 (FAX)
509-328-9331 (voice/TTY) Spokane

  Voice: (206) 685-3648
	 (888) 972-3648
(509) 328-9331
    TTY: (206) 685-3648
	 (888) 972-3648
(509) 328-9331
    Fax: (206) 221-4171
  Email: doit@uw.edu
Website: 
http://www.washington.edu/doit/
 
 


 
Solutions for Accessibility: HiSoftware provides a variety of enterprise and developers solutions to help you build a Web accessibility program allowing you to test, repair, monitor and enforce Accessibility standards for your organizations Web content and ensure a positive user experience for prospects, customers, employees, and business partners.
Global Headquarters
HiSoftware Inc.
9 Trafalgar Square, Suite 110
Nashua, NH 03063  USA

  Voice: (603) 578-1870
    Fax: (603) 578-1876
  Email: info@hisoftware.com
Website: 
https://www.cryptzone.com/
 
 


 
This course is designed for website developers who have an interest in incorporating accessible design features into their pages.
Headquarters:
International Webmasters Association
119 E. Union Street. Suite #F
Pasadena, California 91103

  Voice: (626) 449-3709
    Fax: (626) 449-8308
Website: 
http://hwg.org/
 
 


 
Purpose Microsoft Active Accessibility 2.0 is a COM-based technology that improves the way accessibility aids work with applications running on Microsoft Windows. It provides dynamic-link libraries that are incorporated into the operating system as well as a COM interface and application programming elements that provide reliable methods for exposing information about user interface elements.
Website: 
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms697707(VS.85).aspx
 
 


 
NCAM's mission is to expand access to present and future media for people with disabilities; to explore how existing access technologies may benefit other populations; to represent its constituents in industry, policy and legislative circles; and to provide access to educational and media technologies for special needs students.
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for
Accessible Media at WGBH (NCAM)
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

  Voice: (617) 300-3400
    TTY: (617) 300-2489
    Fax: (617) 300-1035
  Email: access@wgbh.org
Website: 
http://ncam.wgbh.org
 
 


 
The links on this page provide a starting point for locating information on government policies relating to Web accessibility in different countries around the world. Information linked from this page may include laws, regulations, policies, directives, government-related standards or guidelines, or implementation guidance which relates to Web accessibility, as well as government speeches, press releases, etc. Links are roughly grouped under the following categories: laws, responsible ministries, relevant documents, discussion, and additional information or comments. Since legal practices, and terminology regarding legal practices, vary from country to country, categorization of information on this page is approximate, not definitive. Absence of links to policies in a given country does not indicate that that country does not have, or is not in the process of establishing, policies regarding Web accessibility.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
32 Vassar Street
Room 32-G515
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

  Voice: (617) 253-2613
    Fax: (617) 258-5999
Website: 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/Policy/
 
 


 
Whether you're seeking specific services such as audits, training, assistive technology scripting or implementation support, or a turnkey solution like our Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), SSB BART Group can customize a solution that enables you to meet your accessibility goals.

  Voice: (415) 624-2710
  Email: sales@ssbbartgroup.com
Website: 
http://www.ssbbartgroup.com/
 
 


 
Usablenet Assistive (UA) is an end-to-end web accessibility platform designed to help a company immediately and comprehensively improve web accessibility, compliance, and support for people with disabilities including users of assistive technologies, for example, blind people using screen-reading devices. Usablenet Assistive creates a dynamically generated, text-only, and accessible (compliant with standards such as ADA, Section 508, W3C, etc) view of a companys entire web site and services. UA is not a second site, but instead creates a dynamic accessible view of the main site that always reflects the most up-to-date content and services. As the main site changes constantly (in the way of enterprise web sites), each and every change is dynamically reflected in the accessible view created by the UA platform.
101 Avenue of the Americas - Suite 1204
New York, NY 10013, USA

  Voice: (212)965-5388
    Fax: (212)965-5391
  Email: contact@usablenet.com
Website: 
http://usablenet.com/products/web-accessibility
 
 


 
The 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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
32 Vassar Street
Room 32-G515
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

  Voice: (617) 253-2613
    Fax: (617) 258-5999
Website: 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/
 
 


 
The 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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
32 Vassar Street
Room 32-G515
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

  Voice: (617) 253-2613
    Fax: (617) 258-5999
Website: 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/
 
 


 
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
32 Vassar Street
Room 32-G515
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

  Voice: (617) 253-2613
    Fax: (617) 258-5999
Website: 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php#is
 
 


 
The social value of the Web is that it enables human communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
32 Vassar Street
Room 32-G515
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

  Voice: (617) 253-2613
    Fax: (617) 258-5999
Website: 
http://www.w3.org
 
 
 

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Mon Jul 10, 2017