Accessibility Information and Links

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In PPing a project, it is important to keep in mind that people with many different kinds of physical disabilities may want to access it. This page is intended to provide links to some sources for suggestions about how to make our final products as broadly accessible as possible.

A good place to start is the Accessible_HTML_eBooks page, which lists a variety of methods to make HTML eBooks more accessible for people who use screen readers, are unable to use a mouse, are color-blind, etc. Another good general resource is the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) home page.

Another resource, aimed more at producers of educational material, is Accessible Digital Media Design Guidelines for Electronic Publications, Multimedia and the Web.

In 1998, the U.S. Federal Government adopted accessibility standards for all Federal electronic information, including Websites. The law, referred to as "Section 508," has its own Website, which contains lots of information about Website accessibility and links to other accessibility resources.