Links: Universal and Accessible Web Design

AARP – Home Design
Information about designing & building home using Universal Design

Accessible Digital Documents
A resource developed by Maine CITE to provide instruction on the methods for producing accessible digital documents.

Accessible Meetings
A resource page developed by Maine CITE which provides guidance for setting up accessible meetings.

Accessible Web Design
A resource page developed by Maine CITE which information about accessible web design.

Institute for Human Centered Design
A non-profit organization founded in 1978 to address the environmental issues that confront people with disabilities and elderly people. Adaptive Environments promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications and design advocacy. Its mission is to promote, facilitate, and advocate for international adoption of policies and designs that enable every individual, regardless of disability or age, to participate fully in all aspects of society.]

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
A resource developed by the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) about web accessibility.

Automatic Sync Technologies
Automatic Sync Technologies is a provider of automated captioning, audio synchronization, and audio/video search tools for webcasting, DVD, and broadcasting applications. Automatic Sync Technologies provides clients with solutions for synchronized multimedia with quick turnaround and unsurpassed quality.

Captioning Key Guidelines
These guidelines, based on decades of experience by The Described and Captioned Media Program – DCMP (previously called Captioned Films and Videos Program), provide a review of captioning research, and examination of standards developed by various captioning vendors. The guidelines are also useful to media producers/distributors and others who are considering captioning their products or learning about captioning. Some background information and rationale are included for the novice.

The Center for an Accessible Society
A communications clearinghouse providing journalists credible information and quotable sources on national disability policy and independent living issues.

Guide to Planning Accessible Meetings
This guide, originally published by Independent Living Research Utilization in 1993 will help make every meeting, event, and conference accessible.

International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP)
A membership-based organization for individuals and organizations that are focused on accessibility or are in the process of building their accessibility skills and strategies. The objective of this association is to help accessibility professionals develop and advance their careers and to help organizations integrate accessibility into their products and infrastructure. The IAAP will provide a place for accessibility professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge of accessibility.

Comments about universal and accessible web design

Joe Dolson
Accessible Web Design blog

TRACE Center
Designing More Usable Web Sites
Website of life long advocate for accessibility and promoter of universal design, Harold Kiewel, AIA, CSI, CCA, who has made it his mission to educate architects about the greater implications of designing spaces that are not accessible to all users.

Universal Usability
The Universal Usability site houses an unabridged, online version of Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers, by Sarah Horton, published in 2005 by New Riders Press.

Usability First
Principles of Accessible and Universal Design

WebAIM – Web Accessbility in Mind
Universal Design and Disability Access to the Web

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Guidelines widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility.

Web Accessibility
Website testing by Level Access.


Reviewed and revised 8/27/20 sl