WAI-DA Update #5
This update provides information on activities of the World Wide Web Consortium's
(W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), for the Web Accessibility Initiative
Design for All (WAI DA) Project in Europe.
This issue particularly highlights resources useful in planning, design and
development of accessible Web sites.
- Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible
- Implementation Planning Resource Suite
- Evaluation Resource Suite
- Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
- Curriculum for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
- About W3C, WAI, and the WAI-DA Project
- Subscription, removal, circulation, and online access
information for the WAI-DA Update
1. Getting Started: Making a Web Site Accessible
This page, currently available in 14 languages, provides a quick overview
of resources helpful to people who are new to Web accessibility and interested
in making Web sites accessible.
2. Implementation Planning Resource Suite
This resource suite includes an outline of planning steps to consider when
implementing Web accessibility in Web sites of any size organization. Sub-pages
include "Selecting and Using Authoring Tools for Web Accessibility" and "Developing
Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility."
3. Evaluation Resource Suite
This resource suite explains the process of evaluating Web sites for accessibility.
It describes a preliminary review process, and a process for more comprehensive
evaluation of conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Sub-pages include an evaluation template, a list of evaluation tools, and
recommendations for forming teams for evaluating Web site accessibility.
4. Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
This suite of documents provides detailed coding examples and explanations
of how to implement the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. It includes
"Core Techniques"; "HTML Techniques"; and "CSS Techniques."
5. Curriculum for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
This online slide set introduces the checkpoints from Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 1.0 and provides examples of conforming markup. Many of the examples
are illustrated and accompanied by practical implementation suggestions.
6. About W3C, WAI, and the WAI-DA Project
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international forum which
develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software,
and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential.
- W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) addresses accessibility of
the Web for people with disabilities through a variety of activities, including
technical and guidelines development and educational work.
- WAI Design for All (WAI-DA) is a project of WAI, funded by the EC
Information Society Technologies (IST) Programme, to increase awareness and
outreach on Web accessibility in Europe.
WAI-DA Project: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/WAIDA/>
6. Subscription, removal, circulation, and online access
information for the WAI-DA Update
The WAI-DA Update is a periodic electronic mailing and Web posting containing
information relating to Web accessibility in Europe. It is being superseded
by the WAI-TIES Update.
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Pierre Guillou for the WAI-DA Project
Judy Brewer, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
Last updated 30 June 2003 by Judy Brewer (firstname.lastname@example.org)