ERIC Number: ED458734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Publishing Accessible Materials on the Web and CD-ROM.
Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.
While it is generally simple to make electronic content accessible, it is also easy inadvertently to make it inaccessible. This guide covers the many formats of electronic documents and points out what to keep in mind and what procedures to follow to make documents accessible to all when disseminating information via the World Wide Web and on CD-ROM. Specifically, the guide addresses: (1) the advantages of Web and CD-ROM technology for making information accessible to individuals with disabilities; (2) making HyperText Markup Language (HTML) pages accessible; (3) organizing and presenting information; (4) linking pages on other World Wide Web sites and within the same site; (5) deciding whether to have one Web page or multiple Web pages and the advantages and disadvantages; and (6) document formats including software specific document formats and electronic document formats, such as portable document formats and HTML. A list of 11 resources addressing accessibility is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Children, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Disabilities, Information Dissemination, Optical Data Disks, Program Design, Screen Design (Computers), World Wide Web
Academy for Educational Development, Federal Resource Center for Special Education, 1825 Connecticut Ave., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009. Tel: 202-884-8000; Fax: 202-884-8400; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced with Brenda Raymond.