Standards, Guidelines, and Style Guides
See also the related section on Accessibility.
Style Guides with standards in mind:
Section 508 Guidelines for the U.S.
- The official Department of Justice Section 508 Home Page
- Accessibility: The Politics of Design by Alan Herrell for A List Apart explains what the 508 regulations are, what they mean for site developers, validating tools.
- Section 508: The Road To Accessibility is an outreach site for 508 information, training, FAQs, program, forum, vendor products, links, more. A main site to visit for helpful info.
U.S. State Policies
- For individual U.S. state guidelines visit the W3C’s excellent resource for State Policies Relating to Web Accessibility, where you’ll find an ever-growing listing of links to individual state policies, legislation, and other relevant documents.
Countries around the World:
- The W3C’s Policies Relating to Web Accessibility section contains a growing list of links to accessibility guidelines and related information for more than 12 countries around the World, so far including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, the UK, and more.
And tools to help you check your pages:
- The CSE HTML Validator now includes validating for 508 Guidelines. This integrates with many programs, including Macromedia HomeSite, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and others, and also acts as a stand-alone program.
The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.