I’ll have to deal with this at work soon enough. I thought that site was in good shape until I began to understand how blind users actually use a website, versus just knowing what “accessibility” represented as a range of topics.
This collection of links is a brief beginning of reference material for when I get to that.
- This site was for a news station that interviewed a blind web user about the Target website (being sued under the ADA for not being accessible to blind users). Gives a good, brief example of what users of screen-readers encounter. http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=134144
- National Federation for the Blind’s press release about the Target lawsuit, mentions minimums they expect to find on an accessible website: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Target_Sept_Release.asp?SnID=1856320445
- Joe Clark (a leading accessiblity proponent) also covers the lawsuit, but in this article doesn’t go too much into what Target does wrong: http://blog.fawny.org/2006/09/09/tarzhay1/
- Wikipedia’s broad coverage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_accessibility
State of New York’s technology guidelines for accessiblity: http://www.oft.state.ny.us/policy/s04-001/index.htm
This is the clearest list of specifics I’ve found, boiled down to 1 page. I haven’t compared guidelines and recommendations between this and other sources yet to see how well it covers the bases though.
Still looking for “the list” of things to be aware of and how to deal with them. If anyone knows it, please point me at it.