Center for Archival Resources On Legislatures (CAROL)
Access Projects and Tools
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is part of a Web Accessibility Initiative that provides strategies, guidelines, and resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. Their website explains how people with disabilities use the web differently than people without disabilities, providing background information about what you need to think about when designing a website. The guidelines discuss various resources for designers and developers. A section on managing accessibility includes information about policy, business case, implementation, presentations and training, and technical papers. Another section discusses how to evaluate the accessibility level of websites.
Making web content accessible to users with disabilities improves online accessibility for everyone. This white paper summarizes Internet accessibility standards and regulations that apply to state government entities, discusses the rationale for making improvements, and identifies resources that address ways to implement accessible web design.
An initial paper that identified and summarized discussions about web content accessibility issues was drafted in December 2008; updates were made in December 2010.
- Web Content Accessibility White Paper December 2010 (pdf)
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Links to the main sections of CAROL are provided below.
February 21, 2012; links verified March 29, 2013.