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Section 508
What exactly does a web designer need to do to his site to be Section 508 compliant? Take a look at this list and find out. From §1194.22 of Section 508, regarding the Web-based Intranet and Internet information and applications.
The Unofficial Section 508 Web Accessibility Checklist -- similar to above.
A fairly comprehensive listing of useful Section 508 links can be found here . (from IBM)
The W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) -- A whole load of accessible stuff.
the article that listed the resources referenced above -- IBM's list six misconceptions about Section 508
A whole slew of information about color BLindness can be found here at about .com

Safe web colours for colour deficient vision-- This article deals with color blindness and a methos to transform images to simulate how they would appear to the color blind. This site also provides color pallettes that correspond to certain types of colorblindness. This site has a great resources section that includes links to tools like

  • photshop plugins to help check your graphics for image legibility for the three types of dichromatism
  • online color vision simulators
  • Website palette assembly guides and tools
  • much much more...
Bobby is a free service provided by CAST to help Web page authors identify and repair significant barriers to access by individuals with disabilities. -- Want to have a good laugh? Go to bobby and check out www.elementk.com. Wow. Now go to Smartforce.com -- a lot more bobby hits but not priority 1 issues; meaning they can theoretically pass for section 508 compliance. Although 72 "alt= ' ' " tags are really not that helpful to people with disabilities. Try out Netg -- cleanest one yet (but a pretty clean page to begin with. More of the alt=" " tags hmm....
The Federal Government page that covers section 508 can be found at http://www.section508.gov/ It even includes an online course "to train Webmasters how to develop Web pages that meet the Access Board standards for Web pages as specified in §1194.22 of the Federal Register published on December 21, 2000. "
Information Technology and People with Disabilities: The Current State of Federal Accessibility -- Presented by the Attorney General to the President, April 2000
Remarks of ATTORNEY GENERAL JANET RENO -- SECTION 508
FOSE 2000, Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington, D.C., April 18, 2000
You can find some information on a variety of screen readers here.

Some Human Judgments Required for Section 508 Evaluation A short and useful list with helpful tips to achieve Section 508 compliance

Section 508 becomes this year’s Y2K -- an article about the IT industry's scramble to achieve Section 508 compliance. This article includes some interesting information on what Macromedia is doing towards 508 compliance.
Check sites for 508 with audit-edit tools -- A review of 6 508-related products/tools for Win 2k.
Additional Section 508 information from Government Computer News can be found at www.gcn.com/sect508/
Microsoft's section 508 take
Section 508 tips from the trenches from FCW.com
SSB Technologies -- A company offering compliance tools and training
Section 508 Resource Guide -- from Colorado

Section 508 Resource Page -- From The International Center for Disability resources on the Internet

Accessibility info from iqsolutions
Flash MX's Accessibility features
WebAble'sInternet Accessibility Database

http://www.jimthatcher.com/ some guy

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 -- Smartforce has got one of these cool little logos Level A conformance icon,           W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and I can put it on my page because I am compliant. (I think)

 

Web Services
IBM has a great site dealing with web services here.
Here is an article from OpenP2P.com.on hailstorm.
And, of course, Bill's 2¢ on web services
.NET My Services
Microsoft answers the question,What are XML Web Services?
 
 
 
 

Design
Google Search Donald G. Reinertsen
Books I have been reading

Nexen Engineer Resources

New Product and Time to Market Articles
http--www.ewh.ieee.org-soc-ems-archives-emr-99greatbks.pdf
Journal and Article List
Product Development
JOHN STARK ASSOCIATES - HIGH PERFORMANCE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - PDM, CAD, ECM, Innovation, EDM, CPC - IMPROVING THE PRODUCT DEVE
September 2001 - Advanced Thinking - Advanced Manufacturing Magazine - Tomorrow's ideas at work today!
Book recommendations (mostly on product development)
Product Development Process - Reliability Engineering Consultants
Managing the Design Factory The Product Developer's Toolkit
http--www.nyoug.org-rapid_dev.pdf
ECOMMUNICS® - your economic research community
Bldg I-LH I What are IPTs
Story One
Dublin Coree Metadata Initiative
Technical Resources for the Web
boxesandarrows -- Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape. Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of this community, through the sharing of exemplary technique, innovation and informed opinion.


Usability
Review of Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed by Jakob Nielsen and Marie Tahir
Review of Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen's Website
Usability.gov The Natinal Cancer Institute's Usability site (a lot of good links here-- very clean)
boxesandarrows -- A web site on design that has some interesting articles

Resources
The Humane Interface - New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems by Jef Raskin
GUI Bloopers - Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers by Jeff Johnson
Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
Usability Engineering by Jakob Nielsen
Web Navigation - Designing the User Experience by Jennifer Fleming
Homepage Usability: 50 Websites Deconstructed by Jakob Nielsen and Marie Tahir
A great Dreamweaver Extentions site - http://www.massimocorner.com/

Dreamweaver
A great Dreamweaver Extentions site - http://www.massimocorner.com/

 

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