Can Handicapped Students Access Your Class Web Site?


  • Marian W. Boscia
  • R. Bruce McAfee


While most ABSEL members have developed web sites for the classes that they teach, many may not be aware that recent legislation regarding access for the handicapped require that these sites be accessible to all. This paper provides a brief review of the laws pertaining to making web sites available to the handicapped. It also reviews guidelines made by two organizations regarding how to implement the law. Finally, the paper examines how major software developers are addressing these issues and reviews various Internet sites that ABSEL members can turn to for further information and free testing of existing materials.