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Please send me your questions and comments about accessibility (web or otherwise), and I'll find resources to answer them. Maria Bernier, Maria.Bernier@ct.gov
Accessible Website Resources
Start here! This site helps organizations make their web content accessible to people with disabilities. It includes an introduction to web accessibility, training, and site checkers.
This site explains the U.S. laws and regulations for web site accessibility.
This resource about user experience (UX) best practices also provides information on website accessibility (chapter 3 in the guidelines).
Web Accessibility Initiative from W3C
This site provides extensive information on getting started, designing sites for inclusion, accessibility guidelines, planning, and evaluating accessibility.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
This page explains WCAG 2.0, an international standard for developing accessible web sites.
ARL Web Accessibility Tooklit
The Association of Research Libraries offers standards, best practices, and a plan for fostering an inclusive institution.
Library Guidelines for Web Accessibility
These libraries have posted their guidelines for web site accessibility online:
Testing Website Accessibility
Books on Web Accessibility
These books are available from the library service centers through our catalog:
Making the Library Accessible for All
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
This book is intended to be a single-source guide relevant to all library functions that librarians can easily refer to when planning, remediating, or evaluating for accessibility. Includes chapters on web accessibility and technology accessibility.
Don't Make Me Think
Publication Date: 2013-12-24
Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to help them understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Steve returns with fresh perspective to reexamine the principles that made the first Don't Make Me Think a classic-with updated examples and a new chapter on mobile usability.
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
This timely book provides a practical introduction to web accessibility and usability specifically for information professionals, offering advice from a range of experts and experienced practitioners on the concerns relevant to library and information organizations.
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