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Legislation, Guides, Colours & fonts, Rich media / Video, Customisation
Validation, Assistive Technology, Disabilities

General Links

Assessment Accessibility in Questionmark Perception version 5

BlackBoard Learn Accessibility

JISC TechDis
Technology for Disabilities Information Service, a JISC service aimed at enhancing access, through technology, to learning and teaching, research and administration activities for students and staff with disabilities in further and higher education.

Scottish Accessible Information Forum

Teachability, University of Strathclyde. Booklets and workshops produced by and for the SHEFC funded project looking at all aspects of accessibility within teaching and learning.

W3C WAI
The World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative

WebAIM
Web Accessibility In Mind; A partnership between Utah State University, The TLT Group: The Teaching, Learning, and Technology affiliate of the American Association for Higher Education, Western Governors University and Blackboard.com

WebAIM's "How to" articles

Web Accessibility QuickTips: WCAG 2 at a Glance

W3C Web Design and Applications: Accessibility

Legislation

Disability and the Equality Act 2010 direct.gov.uk

JISC Senior Management Briefing Paper 22: Accessibility: Disability, Technology and Legislation

Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education Section 3: Disabled students (2010)

BS 8878: 2010 Web accessibility code of practice

Guides

Adobe Acrobat X1 Accessibility

Jisc TechDis' Accessibility Essentials Series

Jisc Techdis Accessibility Essentials 3, PowerPoint: Implementing Inclusive Practice 

JISC TechDis resource: Writing accessible electronic documents in MS Word

Creating Accessible Excel Files

MS Office 2010 Accessibility

MS Office Accessibility

WebAIM's Techniques – Word

WebAIM's PDF Accessibility

WebAim's Recommendations for Making Web Content Accessible for People with Cognative Disabilities

WebAIM's Best Practices for PowerPoint


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Colour & Fonts

Lighthouse International Color Contrast Guide - Good practical guide to colour: designing for partially sighted and colour vision deficiencies

Greybit v2.0 Greyscale conversion accessibility tool

WebsiteTips Color section web-safe colour charts, articles and tips on colour and design, colour psychology and meanings

Vischeck Colour blindness simulation tool

On Web Typography - article on A list Apart (17 Nov 2009)

Accessible Web Typography a free everything you'll ever need to know HTML book by Jim Byrne of the Making Connections Unit

Fonts - WebAim guide focussing mainly on readability

Georgia and Verdana Typefaces designed for the screen

Typofile The best faces for the screen

Rich media / Video

WebAIM's captioning overview for the web - comprehensive "how to" guide

Joe Clark's Media Access - everything you need to know about the art of captioning

BigNate84’s How to Add Closed Captions to a YouTube video (using a txt file): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K4WJs94FfY

SBV file format for Youtube Subtitles and Captions: http://webdev-il.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/sbv-file-format-for-youtube-subtitles.html

Captions and Subtitles on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/help/faq/managing-your-videos/captions-and-subtitles

Amara UniveralSubtitles.org

CaptionTube Closed captioning tool for YouTube hosted video

The Institute of Educational Technology (IET) is at the heart of the Open University as a centre of international excellence in the research and development of online, open and distance learning.

The National Center for Accessible Media - text captioning of video clips using a free download Media Access Generator (MAGpie) tool

Flash Player Accessibility

Techsmith’s How to add Captions to Camtasia: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-captions-prior.html

DigitalMediaJen’s Camtasia Tutorial 10: Closed Caption Features: http://digitalmediajen.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/camtasia-tutorial-10-closed-captioning-features/

Customisation

AbilityNet's my computer, my way!

BBC's My Web My Way

Microsoft Accessibility site - tips and guidance for users with disabilities

Apple Accessibility

Validation

TechDis Web Accessibility Self-Evaluation Tool for Staff Developers and Learning Techologists

Lynx Viewer - View pages as viewed by text only browser Lynx

WAVE - WebAim's accessibility evaluation tool

Assistive technology

Assistive Technology at (the University of) Aberdeen - about assistive technology, guides, help and documentation

Screen reader demos, research and resources - Alistair Duggin

KeyTools - supplier of ergonomic equipment, books and software to help make "IT easier".

Sight and Sound Technology UK (UK distributor for JAWS etc.)

JAWS screen reader

Keyboard Shortcuts for JAWS (WebAim resource)

JAWS Guides from VIP Software. Also includes guides for ZoomText and other useful links

JAWS Training from Freedom Scientific

NVDA high quality open source screen reader for Windows operating systems

Keyboard shortcuts for NVDA (WebAim resource)

NVDA User Guide (2012.2.1)

Dolphin Computer Access (HAL, Supernova, Lunar and Lunar Plus)

WebAnywhere online screen reader from University of Washington

Apple Accessibility Mac OS X Accessibility - Assistive Technologies

Assistive Technology TV
Assistive technology from assistiveware.com for Mac OS users

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Disabilities

Dyslexia

JISC TechDis Defining Dyslexia

WebAim's Cognitive Disabilities

Dyslexic.com

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action, formerly known as 'The Dyslexia Institute'

Dyscalcula and Dyslexia Interest Group

Vision related

Anatomy of the Eye Medical Coding Career Guide

Colour blindness and colour deficiency Online PhD Programs

Colour blindness UIC, Illinois, Chicago

HEA: National Centre for Tactile Diagrams

RNIB

Hearing

Deafness and the User Experience Lisa Herrod’s ‘A List Apart’ article from Aug 2008.

Royal National Institute for the Deaf

Deaf-Blind

A-Z of Deaf blindness

Motive difficulties

Repetitive Strain Injury (computer related)

A Chiroprators Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury

Cerebral Palsy

Origins of Cerebral Palsy useful information on causes or origins of cerbral palsy: the etilogy of CP - aetiology, causal pathways

About-Cerebral Palsy.org Information and resources

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