Vol. 7, No. 4 September 2000
Is your Web site ADA-compliant?
Web site development must include accommodations for disabled
by Rob Reilly
THE TECH COORDINATOR'S CORNER column explains that by using current
hardware and software devices, the Web and the means to access it
are becoming more and more compliant with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA). However, says that at many Web sites,
disabled Web surfers are unable to receive or fully understand the
information that is presented. States that Web site development must
include accommodations for the disabled and that the Center for
Adapted Technology (CAST) offers a service that is free of charge
called Bobby, a Web-based tool that analyzes Web pages for their
accessibility by people with disabilities. Explains that Bobby
provides a report that consists of seven sections in which the
errors are broken into three ``Priority Levels,'' and offers
explicit suggestions to remediate any errors.
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