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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Creating an accessible website

So you've created an all singing and dancing website and it looks cool. But will everyone be able to use it. You'd be surprised at what proportion of the population has eyesight problems. For example colour blindness of one sort or another is a common problem for men. So your website may actually look awful or even be completely unusable to many of your site's visitors.

If you've already got a site then the best thing to do is to use a tool such as A-Prompt that can guide you through the process of correcting your pages to make them more accessible.

If you haven't written any pages yet, then review the accessibility guidelines published by the W3C before you start. These provide good examples of how to make your pages more accessible.

Finally use Total Validator regularly to ensure that you are not introducing new mistakes.

posted by Total Validator @ 5:43 pm

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