Tufts University has a widely diverse audience from around the world. Some of our website visitors have visual or motor skill impairments and utilize assistive technologies such as screen readers and text-only browsers; others view our sites using outmoded technologies and slow connection speeds. For these reasons, it is important that web designers, developers and content creators be aware of these limitations and strive to make their sites accessible to the greatest number of people possible.
It is recommended that web developers and content providers familiarize themselves with the WC3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and work to maintain at least this level of accessibility.
More information on web accessibility is available at:
- World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) Web Accessibility Initiative: http://www.w3.org/WAI/
- Web AIM (Accessibility In Mind): Introduction to Web Accessibility: http://www.webaim.org/intro/
- WC3 Resources: http://www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/
- WC3: http://www.w3.org/Consortium/
- Web Standards Project: http://www.webstandards.org/
- Web Usability: http://www.usability.com.au/index.cfm
Some useful tools for developing accessible pages are:
- W3 Schools: http://www.w3schools.com/quality/quality_accessibility.asp
- Lynx (text-only web browser): http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html
These recommendations are adapted in part from: http://www.upenn.edu/webguide/style_guide/access.html.