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Useful accessibility resources


Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

Disability Discrimination Act 1992

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/dda1992264/

A brief guide to the Disability Discrimination Act

http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/dda_guide/dda_guide.htm

Discrimination Act WWW advisory notes

http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/standards/www_3/www_3.html

Draft Education Standards under the DDA

http://www.dest.gov.au/Research/docs/july_03/Draft_standards2003.rtf

 

Web accessibility

World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative

http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/

Dive into accessibility

http://diveintoaccessibility.org/

 

Software accessibility

Tiresias

http://www.tiresias.org/guidelines/index.htm 

Trace Centre

http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/software_guidelines/toc.htm

Nordic guidelines

http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/nordic_guidelines/nordic_guidelines.htm

NCAM guidelines for educational software

http://ncam.wgbh.org/cdrom/guideline

IBM developer guidelines for software accessibility

http://www-3.ibm.com/able/guidelines/software/accesssoftware.html

Sun Microsystems accessibility

http://www.sun.com/access/

Microsoft accessibility for developers

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/nhp/Default.asp?contentid=28000544 

 

Website testing tools

Getting started with web accessibility assessments

http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/aw03/papers/arch2/paper.html

WAVE accessibility checking tool

http://www.wave.webaim.org/

Cynthia Says accessibility validator

http://www.contentquality.com/

 

Other resources

WebAim

http://www.webaim.org

Accessible learning management tools

http://www.atutor.ca

EdNA authoring guidelines for web accessibility

http://www.edna.edu.au/publications/accessibility/index.html

IMS guidelines for developing accessible learning applications

http://www.imsglobal.org/accessibility/index.html

Courseware accessibility

http://snow.utoronto.ca/access/courseware/index.html

Making educational software accessible

http://ncam.wgbh.org/cdrom/guideline/

 

Reports and statistics

Disability, ageing and carers (summary)

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/b06660592430724fca2568b5007b8619/c258c88a7aa5a87eca2568a9001393e8!OpenDocument

Disability and disabling conditions (summary)

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs%40.nsf/b06660592430724fca2568b5007b8619/007014b26d9b2b7eca25693100076c5f!OpenDocument

Accessibility of e-commerce

http://www.hreoc.gov.au/disability_rights/inquiries/ecom/ecomrep.htm

Report: web sites for rural Australia: designing for accessibility (PDF file 260kb)

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/reports/HCC/00-13.pdf

 

These resources were provided at a workshop run by the National Information and Library Service.

 

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