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Quick tips for making your site accessible to people
with disabilities & users of portable or slow web-devices

  1. Images, photographs and animations Concisely describe the purpose or content of all visuals. Use the alt attribute.
  2. Page organization A consistent page layout helps people with visual and learning disabilities. Use headings, lists and summaries to make pages easy to scan.
  3. Imagemaps Many people cannot use a mouse. Use the MAP element to provide imagemap hotspot text anchors.
  4. Hypertext Links Descriptive link text improve access for those who cannot see. Ensure that each link makes sense when read alone.
  5. Graphs & charts Summarize content or use the longdesc attribute.
  1. Audio For people who cannot hear audio content, provide captions or transcripts.
  2. Video Provide text or audio descriptions of video content.
  3. Frames Some Web echnologies cannot render frames. Label each frame with title or name, and include a linear version of its content within the NOFRAMES element.
  4. Tables Some Web technologies have trouble reading tables. Avoid using tables to format text columns. Use the header, scope and abbr attributes to mark-up complex tabular information.
  5. Evaluate accessibility View your site with different browsers; switch off graphics, sounds and animations; navigate via keyboard; use a monochrome monitor; use automated analysis tools.

See www.w3.org/WAI for complete Page Author Guidelines & techniques