Accessibility and Usability Resources
Creating a Web site opens a new world of design possibilities, but also may result in usability and accessibility challenges. The Web contains a plethora of information about all of these topics. Here are some online resources:
DO-IT: The Faculty Room
DO-IT is a community of people with a common goal of academic
and career success for everyone regardless of disability. The DO-IT Web site
is an incredible resource, featuring links to programs designed to maximize
the independence, productivity and participation of people with disabilities
via interactions with technology. The Faculty Room is a real gem filled with resources to enhance course content and structure
to make them more accessible by disabled students. In order to comply with the law and to help people with disabilities make
the most of their education at the University of Washington, it is important to be aware of the issues and recommendations
that can be found at this site.
by Greg Martin
Other accessibility and usability resources
- Making UW Web Sites Accessible to Everyone provides information about creating accessible Web sites.
- WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind provides knowledge on making content accessible to people with disabilities.
- The Alertbox: Jacob Neilsen is a long-time expert in Web site usability, and he recently released another article identifying the Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design.
- Web Pages That Suck: Looking to avoid the occasional Web design foible or faux pas? This site by Vincent Flanders chronicles the flotsam of the Internet while teaching design techniques.