In response to the need to insure equal access to electronic and information
technologies, Iowa Interactive on behalf of IowaAudiors.org has developed
a set of standards for Web page design. In recognition of those individuals
with visual, physical or developmental disabilities IowaAudiors.org
has taken steps to make government information accessible to all.
IowaAudiors.org has adopted the Design of HTML Pages to increase
accessibility to users with disabilities as the primary guideline
to meet the objectives
of Section 508 compliance.
graphic image will have an "alt" tag
and a short description that is intuitive to the user. If a graphic
used as a navigation
element, it will contain text description and direction that is intuitive
to the user.
graphic image that uses an image map, alternative text of
the hyperlink will be provided.
Site will have descriptive, intuitive text links and avoid
the use of vague references such as "click," "here," "link," or "this."
alternative form of access will be made available for online
forms, such as an email address or phone number.
use of frames will be avoided since they cannot be read intelligently
by screen readers, create navigation
and are not supported
by all browsers. IowaAudiors.org cannot be held responsible
for sites outside the network that utilize frames.
will include textual information displayed in a linear form
across the table, as well as cells will
aid as reference.
browser testing will be conducted on the various versions of
Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer.
The Section 508 Web Site is an excellent source for
general information, standards, evaluation, events,
508, which will impact electronic and information
technology on the Web.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended
for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The content
to the Federal government and any public or private
industry contracting with the Federal government.
Enforcing ADA compliance - The Department of Justice
handles complaints and enforcement.
Title II, Section 508 speaks directly to state,
local governments and all other public entities.
overview, abbreviated information on specific chapters
that must comply with ADA standards and information
Sun's Java Accessibility Utilities - an excellent
source of utility classes designed to help assistive
interact with Web
Adobe's PDF Converter allows you to convert regular
PDF files to html. One of the required standards