Resources: Web Accessibility
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- Accessibar - Firefox Add-on
This is a free web browser toolbar from the Mozilla Foundation for Firefox users (the Web browser is also free from Mozilla). The accessibar enables easy manipulation of Web page display and text-to-speech output, among other features.
- Accessible Video: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for YouTube (and Beyond)
This MassMATCH newsletter article (April 2010)
provides advice and resources on captioning, audio description, and accessible video players. It is intended to provide general awareness as well as deeper insight for novice video producers and anyone embedding video content on a website.
- Section 508 Standards
Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act (as amended in 1998) requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. Standards for compliance are available at this goverment website.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines from the W3C
The international World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has developed Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (also known as Web Accessibility Initiative [WAI] standards) to explain how to make web content accessible to people with disabilities. These are now the standard for web developers and are available here.