Test Accesibilidad Web: www.tawdis.net/ingles.html?lang=en WAVE: http://wave.webaim.org
After planning your website using these
five steps, it’s time for a final check.
• Try using your website without a
mouse. Can you navigate it now?
• Turn the sound off on your computer, change the settings in your
Internet browser to turn off images,
and resize the window.
• Check the website using a gray-scale
If you can still gather all of the
intended information, you have accomplished your goal of making the
website more accessible. Another way
to check website accessibility is to ask
an individual with a disability to test
your website to provide additional
feedback. Also, be sure to include an
e-mail address on your webpage.
It takes considerable thought to
ensure that a webpage is accessible to
a wide audience. Teachers as Web developers need to consider the purpose
of their webpages, which is to provide
information to the intended audience.
By keeping these five steps in mind,
your website will become much more
effective and useful.
“Introduction to Web Accessibility” by
“Introduction to Web Accessibility” (2005) by
World Wide Web Consortium: www.w3.org/
“Quick Tips to Make Accessible Web Sites”
(1999) by the Education and Outreach Working Group: www.w3.org/ WAI/quicktips
Linda Amundson is an eighth grade teacher at Karcher Middle School in Burlington, Wisconsin. She recently completed a mas- ter’s degree in technology in education at Lesley University.
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