Welcome to Peter's accessibility corner
In peter's accessibility corner you find information about how to make computers, software, information and the Internet accessible for everybody in the world.
A lot of publications on this theme are posted in closed discussion listings and hard to find by the general public.
In this corner I want to present these publications to everybody.
A lot of people in this world have problems accessing computers, software, information and the Internet.
There are manufacturers that produce accessibility features to help them accessing the computer. But making information accessible for everybody is not
only a mission of a selected group of manufacturers. It is a mission for everybody.
Website designers can make their webpages accessible by using the right tools and study the documentation about this theme.
Political parties and governments of all nations in the world can stimulate accessibility
by legislation. Mass consumer products must be save. There is legislation on
environment polution. There is legislation on how fast you may drive a car. Why not legislation on
- Disabled-Friendly Web Sites Offer a Lot More to Us All, Analyst Says
There are several reasons why Web Sites should be made Disabled-Friendly.
- "It's like we're always getting access to
yesterday's version of the software,"
What is Microsoft doing to make Windows more accessible and what are the problems?
- Letter from the Clinton administration to the industry
This letter was send by the Clinton Administration in the USA to IBM, SUN, Novell, Netscape and Oracle to make Java
accessible. You can also read what the Clinton administration thinks about making the Internet accessible to everybody.
- Speech from Bill Gates at the accessibility day of Microsoft
What is Microsoft doing to make Windows more accessible to everybody. What are the future plans of Microsoft.
- Responce at the speech of Bill Gates
A lot of visual impaired people were not very happy with the speech of Bill Gates at the Microsoft Accessibility day.
- Ten questions to Microsoft
The answers of the Microsoft accessibility team on 10 critical questions.
- Copyright laws and the rights of blind people
The government can stimulate accessibility to computers, software, information and the Internet by legislation. Read what different countries do or fail to do.
- WAI Accessibility Guidelines
This is a document from the Web Accessisibility Initiative with guidelines to design and develop accessible webpages.
Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education center,
is a website from the HTML Writers Guild to help HTML authors to make an accessible web design.
This web site is a good starting point to learn more about writing accessible webpages.
- Check your webpages with Bobby if they are accessible
Bobby is an online service that lets you check if your webpages are accessible. Bobby gives you also tips to improve
accessibility of your webpages.
- Download Bobby to check the accessibility of your webpages
You can find a free beta version of Bobby for Windows 95/NT and UNIX Solaris to check the accessibility of your webpages.
You can get tips for improvements and see how your pages look in text only mode.
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