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Assistive Technology and Web Accessibility. University of Hawaii Information Technology Services Jon Nakasone. UH Assistive Technology Web Site. www.hawaii.edu/access. What is AT?.

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assistive technology and web accessibility

Assistive Technologyand Web Accessibility

University of Hawaii

Information Technology Services

Jon Nakasone

what is at
What is AT?
  • Any form of equipment or product used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
types of disabilities
Types of Disabilities
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Blindess/Low vision
  • Hearing/Speech disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
mobility impairments
Mobility Impairments
  • Adjustable computer workstation
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • Voice input
  • Alternate input device (mouth wand)
  • Scanner
  • Laptop computer
blindess
Blindess
  • Screen Reader/Document Reader
  • Scanner
  • Text based browser
  • Braille translation software
  • Portable Braille note taking devices with speech output
low vision
Low Vision
  • Screen/Document reader
  • Scanning software
  • Large monitor
  • Anti-glare screens
  • Screen magnification software
  • Portable note taking device with speech output
hearing and or speech impairments
Hearing and/or Speech Impairments
  • Spell check
  • Grammar check
  • Word prediction software
  • Visual flash
  • Speech synthesizer
  • Note taking device
  • Captioning or transcripts
learning disabilities
Learning Disabilities
  • Screen reader
  • Voice recognition software
  • Large screen monitor
  • Spelling and grammar check
  • Word prediction software
  • Note taking devices
web accessibility

Web Accessibility

Improved access for persons with disabilities and non-disabled.

Universal Accessibility

important resources
Important Resources
  • Web Accessibility Initiative
    • www.w3.org/WAI
priority one
Priority One
  • Text equivalent for images, image maps, applets, scripts, bullets, etc.
  • Non color dependent
  • Headers for rows and column in tables
  • Title frames
  • Provide transcripts for audio and video
  • Provided redundant text links for image maps
priority two
Priority Two
  • Sufficient color contrasts
  • Clearly identify destination of each link
  • Avoid blinking objects
  • Provide a site map or table of contents
  • Make navigation consistent
  • Describe purpose of frames
priority 3
Priority 3
  • Expand abbreviations
  • Create a logical tab order for links and forms
  • Provide summaries of tables
  • Provide information so that users may receive documents or access to information according to their preferences.
no frames option
No Frames Option

<NOFRAMES>

<BODY>

Your Web information etc.

</BODY>

</NOFRAMES>

no scripts option
No Scripts Option
  • <NOSCRIPT>You browser must be Java enabled to view animation effects on this Web page</NOSCRIPT>
web validation tool
Web Validation Tool
  • Bobby
    • http://www.cast.org/bobby/
contact
Contact
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