Just as building designs
can help persons who use wheelchairs to navigate doorways, there
are ways to accommodate persons with disabilities in their use of
online communications. Techniques and tools are readily available
to help create systems that are flexible enough to meet the needs
and preferences of the broadest range of users of computers and
telecommunications equipment. People with disabilities, many of
whom use assistive technologies to browse the web, are also prospective
customers, employees, and participants in online communities.
This curriculum was
designed to help Web designers learn how to create Web sites that
are accessible to people with disabilities, and how to teach others
to do so.
However, be advised
that this curriculum is merely your starting point. Technologies
are evolving and changing rapidly, and the guidelines for accessibility
are evolving just as fast. We link to a variety of organizations
and online resources to help you keep learning about accessibility,
and we encourage you to become an expert in your own area and share
your experience with others.
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