Quote of the Day - Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
Skye Kilean writes All Access Blogging, showcasing how to make your website and blog accessible to readers and listeners with disabilities. It wasn't readily apparent to me when I first looked into it, but there are many things you can do to bring your site into ADA compliance, or at least make it easier to use.
First, however, you should realize there's no ready set of easily understandable guidelines for ADA compliance. You can purchase Watchfire / Bobby, a product from IBM to check your site, or you can give it a free checkup with Cynthia Says,TM a web program from the International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet, or ICDRI for short.
Even if you do test it, your web programmer will likely be the only one able to correct your site, unless you're a do-it-yourselfer. You will, however, be able to tell whether your site is compliant or needs more work.
Skye's blog gives some great tips on compliance, and it's worth a full read. Plus you just might run into this interview on her blog, which give some tips on how we do it here. Even after all the work we've done, Cynthia reports we still have to make more progress.
Back to the drawing board.