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Resources: Web Accessibility

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  • Accessibar - Firefox Add-on
    This is a free browser toolbar from the Mozilla Foundation for Firefox users. The accessibar enables easy manipulation of Web page display and text-to-speech output, among other features.

  • Accessible Web Design at Maine CITE
    The website for the Maine AT Act program, Maine CITE, is deep resource of advice for creating accessible webstes and other accessible materials. Here you will find links to tutorials, articles, validators, and more.
  • 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 internet content accessible to persons with disabilities. These are standards for developers and are available here.