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NewMozilla  New browser that has added zooming capabilities helpful to many visually impaired patients. Mozilla is an open-source web browser, designed for standards compliance, performance and portability.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)How can the Visually Handicapped access web servers  There are two categories of visual impairment; Those that are partially blind, and those that are totally blind. For those that are partially blind, they may make use of computer systems by means of screen magnification devices, as well as through special software that display text on the CRT through the use of extra large fonts. For those that are totally blind, they will be unable to use their sight as a means of input and will have to rely on other senses. This could be in the form of braille output devices, which converts text that is displayed on the screen into braille characters on a 'touch-pad'.

BulletDesigning an Accessible Web   This section of the D A A W is dedicated to cooperative efforts linked toward building a more accessible Web. At the present time, there are a number of interlocking and inter-related efforts. These include:


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CAST Bobby  Bobby is a free web-based service that will help you make web pages accessible to people with disabilities. It will also find HTML compatibility problems that prevent pages from displaying correctly on different web browsers. Fill in the form below by typing in the Location (URL) of a web page that you want Bobby to examine. Select a browser that you want the web page to be compatible with, and press the Submit button.

BulletWAI - Web Accessibility Initiative  The WAI (pronounced 'way') is a W3C activity whose purpose is to make the Web formats and protocols (HTML, XML. CSS, HTTP, etc) more accessible to people with disability (permanent or not).

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Access for Blind & Visually Impaired Computer Users  'WAB: W3-Access for Blind and Visually Impaired Computer Users' is intended to make web-surfing easier for blind and visually impaired computer users. Structure information in HTML documents is transformed on the fly into a form, that can be read easier by visually handicapped.

BulletWEB Server for the Visually Handicapped   This WEB server is dedicated to the Visually Handicapped not only in Singapore, but to those around the world. Although the Visually Handicapped may not be able to access these WEB pages directly, this WEB server hopes to provide information to those that are keen to help out the Visually Handicapped. Hearing-Impaired users may also find this site informative and enriching.


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Unified Web Site Accessibility Guidelines  This document focuses on what can be done when creating HTML pages which would fall under source material. There are some comments in the document regarding the other components but the focus here is on the pages themselves. These guidelines look at what can be done today, and also occasionally comment on emerging technologies and the strategies that might be possible in the future

BulletHTML HyperText Mark-up Language Accessibility Guide  This document examines many of the problem areas and suggests both present and future ways in which HTML authors can increase the accessibility of their sites.

BulletCenter on Information Technology Accommodation The Center for Information Technology Accommodation is a technical demonstration and resource center assisting Federal agencies to achieve successful investments in IT architecture and public service applications. A critical success measure of public IT service investments today, is maximum utility by many Americans whose contributions to society reflect broad life-experience differences (disability, language, aging, location culture, income, etc.).

BulletWeb Accessibility Issues  Accessible Web page design enables people with disabilities to use the Internet--and helps everyone to use the Internet better. InfoUse and other key national sources have developed materials on principles of accessible design, along with some specific guidelines.

BulletJava Accessibility Program  The objective is to operate in a triage mode and accomplish as much as possible toward ensuring that applications created using Java tools will be accessible to people with disabilities. In particular, the objective is to define those things that need to be done early in the process.

BulletW3C Accessibility Developments  As with any new interface, challenges sometimes barriers, are presented to people with disabilities. This site is devoted by the W3C to focus on the developments and issues as they relate to implementing accessibility to the Web for people with disabilities.

BulletDesigning an Accessible Web  This section of the D A A W is dedicated to cooperative efforts linked toward building a more accessible Web. At the present time, there are a number of interlocking and inter-related efforts. These include:

BulletW3C Accessibility Developments This site is devoted by the W3C to focus on the developments and issues as they relate to implementing accessibility to the Web for people with disabilities. The emergence of the World Wide Web has made it possible for individuals with appropriate computer and telecommunications equipment to interact as never before.

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