Vol. 7, No. 4 • September 2000
Is your Web site ADA-compliant? — Web site development must include accommodations for disabled surfers
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. Contains a sidebar and a screen display.
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