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Chapter 7. Additional Resources

General Accessibility Resources

Table 7-1. 508 Resources

Site NameURLDescription
Official U.S. Government website for 508 compliancehttp://www.section508.gov/Contains the official laws and policies around 508 compliance, as well as tools. Geared toward those creating websites for the U.S. government.
21st Century Communications and Accessibility Acthttp://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/cvaa.html/A U.S. law building on section 508, focusing on new technologies. Expands beyond the Federal arena to consumer products.
WebAIMhttp://webaim.org/Articles, tools, and services for making accessible websites.
Penn State AccessAbilityhttp://accessibility.psu.edu/Accessibility and usability at Penn State. Includes articles and practical examples for making accessible websites.
W3C’s official page for accessibilityhttp://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility/Bullet points for why accessibility is important.
Paciello Group’s bloghttp://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/Frequently updated blog on accessibility, tools, and standards.

Testing

Table 7-2. Browser tools

ToolBrowserDescription
Accessibility Developer Tools by GoogleChromeAudits individual web pages for accessibility issues.
N-WAX by mctenshiDiagnoses basic usability issues on an individual webpage 
Chrome Shades by dmazzoniChromeTool built specifically for making sites more accessible for the blind. Pages are reformatted as text-only.
Chrome DaltonizeChromeSimulates common types of color blindness on websites.
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