We’ve collected a number of interesting gadgets, tools, links and resources over the years and we are pleased to share them with you here.
Our ongoing involvement with Accessibility techniques and technologies, as well as our interest in other emerging web technologies will continue to be reflected within this section, as we grow the library with more tools, tips and articles of interest, both from external authors as well as from the WATS.ca team themselves.
If there is something that you are looking for and can’t find, ask us, we might have it tucked into a corner somewhere. If you have a unique tool or resource that you would like to share, let us know… there’s plenty of room in the library. Contact us and let us know.
- Accessible iso-8859-1 Table
Often the tools we use are readily available on the ‘net, yet for whatever reason the sources are less than accessible to users of Adaptive Technology.
- Accesskeys and Reserved Keystroke Combinations
In a non-scientific study conducted in the summer of 2002, we researched the availability of available Accesskeys. The results indicated a real problem in that most keystroke combinations have already been reserved by one type of application or another.
- HTTP Error Codes (and what they mean)
Web servers will use the following Error Codes when something goes awry. Knowing what they mean enables you to fix the problem, or create custom error pages.
- .htaccess, MIME Types and Handlers
An .htaccess file is a special file that can be used to tweak the web server configuration, so that the server behaves differently for the directory it is in (i.e your web site) and all directories below it. Mime Types (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) represent file types as presented to your web browser.
- Testing Tools for Developing Accessible Web Sites
For those developers out there who would like to try and build an accessible site, or would like to just have some neat and useful testing tools, we have collected a few which are provided here as a service.
- Words With Dignity
Often, web developers and others responsible for producing accessible web content are at a loss to describe the various forms of disability their users may be dealing with.
- Working with JAWS: Keystroke Quick Reference Chart
Using the JAWS screen reading software requires that the user know a large set of keystroke combinations to get the most from the application.