List of Website Accessibility Resources
The following links represent resources I use regularly or have found useful in the past or which have grabbed my attention, either though elegant development solutions or from an aesthetic stance. It's not exhaustive; simply a perspective through my personal development window.
Recommended Internet Resources — Standards, Specifications and Accessibility
- w3.org - World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - The place to visit for all web standards. First reprogram brain to Spock mode.
- webstandards.org - The Web Standards Project - The vanguard encouraging uptake of web and browser standards.
- accessify.com - Accessify - A wealth of information on attaining accessibility standards, with tutorials and forum.
- gawds.org - Guild of Accessible Web Developers - The international body championing accessibility and development standards.
- mcu.org.uk - Accessible Web Design Consultancy - Covering a wealth of accessibility aspects, design issues and tips.
- icra.org - Labelled with ICRA - The Internet Content Rating Association, one of a few organisations encouraging site content labelling.
- thatstandardsguy.co.uk - That Standards Guy - Karl Dawson, a crusader for web standards and accessibility.
Recommended Internet Resources — Disability Sites
- rnib.org.uk - Royal National Institute of the Blind - Section dealing specifically with accessibility on the Internet.
Recommended Internet Resources — CSS and (X)HTML
- csszengarden.com - CSS Zen Garden - Just shows what can be achieved with Cascading Style Sheets. My contribution — yet some examples are stunning.
- htmlhelp.com - Web Design Group — CSS - Jump point to CSS tutorials and specifications.
- accessites.org - Accessites - Devoted to showcasing great examples of accessible development.
Recommended Internet Resources — Made me say Wow! from a technical / usability / design perspective
- littleblueplane.com - Little Blue Plane - Simple, elegant, standards-compliant and accessible. Nuff said.
- noslynn.org.uk - National Osteoporosis Society - King's Lynn and District Support Group - Beautiful, accessible development.
- southbourne.com - Accessible web design — Bournemouth - Clean, slick and compliant website development.
- gordonmac.com - Gordon Mackay - Stunning elegance way beyond the eye of the beholder.
- oregondesigncollective.com - Oregon Design Collective - A design philosophy that embraces a commitment to clean, accessible, and standards-compliant design.
Recommended Internet Resources — Compliance Validators
- htmlhelp.com - Web Design Group - A handy reference list to popular online mark-up validators.
Recommended Internet Resources — A debt of gratitude, one way or another.
- mezzoblue.com - Dave Shea - Got me thinking about CSS.
- bradsoft.com - Nick Bradbury - For developing TopStyle — best integrated CSS/XHTML editor on the market.
- janmulder.com - Jan Mulder - For encouragement and tolerance.
- patrikadolfsson.net - Patrik Adolfsson - Smart solutions for your intranet, usability consultation and web design ... and a great photographer.
- autisticcuckoo.net - Tommy Olsson - CSS, almost to the point of obsession. Specialises in DocType XHTML Purism.
- 456bereastreet.com - Roger Johansson - An excellent resource for standards-compliant, accessible development.
- blackwidows.co.uk - Black Widow - Accessible Web development services in the north of England ... and a mate.
- green-beast.com - Green-Beast - The online web design portfolio of my friend and colleague, Mike Cherim.
Recommended Internet Resources — Making the effort: XHTML and CSS valid sites
- vordweb.co.uk - Vord Web Design - Simple, functional, technically solid and very accessible with great copy — and a fellow Bedfordian.