ERIC Number: ED490095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Web Accessibility--Does Your Web Site Make the Grade?
Anderson, Melanie O.
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
Web sites today should meet Web accessibility guidelines to comply with a host of regulations and guidelines for people with disabilities. Recent estimates state that 20% of the U.S. population has a disability and that 10% of the on-line population is disabled. Our aging population also experiences similar issues. This session will help you assure your Web site is in compliance with current regulations and guidelines by reviewing the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the U.S. Section 508 requirements. Software to evaluate Web accessibility will be reviewed and demonstrated. Best practices, recent initiatives and current developments in Web accessibility will be discussed. This session will benefit faculty, staff, and administration in teaching and evaluating Web accessibility. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Descriptors: Internet, Guidelines, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Information, Web Sites, Access to Computers, Compliance (Legal), Computer Software, Federal Legislation, Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Cognitive Ability, Physical Disabilities
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ascue.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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