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Resources

Web Access for All Tool Kit
K-State's tool kit to assist University web developers

Accessibility defined
What accessibility means and how it affects web sites

Legal requirements
Describes K-State's federal and state legal obligations

Guidelines and standards
Links to federal, state, W3C guidelines and policies

Tools
Links to tools that can assist in achieving accessibility

Training and online tutorials
Links to classes and online training

Resources
Information about accessible emerging technologies and web-delivered curriculum

Web content accessibility home

Tools

Note: Using the tools below (i.e. receiving approval from Bobby) is neither necessary nor sufficient to make your web pages accessible.

  • HTML Validator: The W3C HTML Validation Service checks HTML documents for conformance to W3C HTML and XHTML Recommendations and other HTML standards.
  • CSS Validator: W3C CSS Validation Service validates your Cascading Style Sheet.
  • WAI's list of Evaluation, Repair, and Transformation Tools: There are many tools that can automatically do much of the evaluation, repair, and transformation of web pages, potentially saving time. The WAI maintains a current list.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Tools

An international consortium of private and public organizations whose purpose is to develop vendor-neutral open standards for the World Wide Web.

Application tools

When using Dreamweaver, FrontPage, and other authoring tools, be sure to take advantage of their support for Cascading Style Sheets and specific HTML coding.

  • FrontPage 2003: How to Make Accessible Web Content Using Frontpage 2003 - a tutorial from WebAIM
  • Dreamweaver: A Free Dreamweaver Accessibility Kit is available for download for DreamWeaver. It provides extensions that make page accessibility evaluations, notifies user of problems, gives directions for the source code location, and more. The current version of DreamWeaver contains accessibility features.
  • UsableNet's LIFT: A software solution to assist in developing accessible websites. Versions are available for DreamWeaver and FrontPage (used by iTAC).
  • AccVerify/AccRepair: HiSoftware solutions for accessibility testing and repair (used by K-State Research and Extension).
  • Adobe Acrobat: Accessibility with Acrobat 6.0.
    Take advantage of K-State's "PDF page" when linking PDF documents. The guidelines require providing a link to a PDF viewer when linking PDF documents. Use K-State's link for quick, consistent access.