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Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities promotes opportunities to empower young people and adults with any kind of disability to realise their potential in further and higher education, training and employment throughout the United Kingdom.


Bobby is a free service provided by CAST to help Web page authors identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with disabilities. You can submit pages for approval or download the programme and test an entire site.

WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative), in co-ordination with organisations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development. This site provides a wealth of information and guidelines

The Technology for Disabilities Information Service (TechDis) is a service funded by the Joint information Systems Committee (JISC) and is co-located in York with the LTSN Executive and Generic Centre. It aims to enhance access for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to learning and teaching, research and administration across higher and further education through the use of information and communication technologies.

A US website with material covering such areas as:

  • Accessible Web Site Guidelines
  • Web Access Tools
  • Governmental Efforts
  • Selected Resources on Disability and Web Use
  • Browsers with Built-in Voice or Other Access Features
  • Forums for Discussing Accessibility Issues
  • Multimedia and Virtual Reality Access
  • Background on the World Wide Web
  • Organisations, Projects and Technologies Addressing Web Access Issues
  • Past Projects and References

Extremely useful as they are way ahead of us in terms of the legislation and disability issues.

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