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Accessibility: Disability types :

Disability types :

#1 Visual : Blind, color blind, poor vision

– Use audio books and e books
– Know/ Don’t know Braille
– Use JAWS, a screen reader which reads web sites aloud.
– Use windows screen magnifiers to read text
– Increase font sizes on their browsers
– Use keyboard shortcuts often

#2 Hearing : Deafness

– Need visual equivalent of audio
– Like subtitles for videos, captions,
– SMIL (Synchronized Media Integration Language) lets you sync audio, video with text.

#3 Motor : inability to use a mouse, slow response time, limited fine motor control

#4 Others :

– Epileptic users must avoid seeing screen flickering between 2 and 55 Hz
– Users who use only keyboard to navigate
– Learning / cognitive disability

Accessibility Checklist

Web Accessibility ‘How-To’ Site”

Section 508 pass/fail checklist

Adobe Access – PDF to HTML conversion tool

Macromedia accessibility tools and resources

Cast’s “Bobby” Web page checker

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