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A bit off-topic for the CartoTalk forum, but an interesting read and something to be aware of for folks who design a lot of their map graphics for on-screen display:

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I'm very much a web design novice. For any other "newbies" interested in the subject, here's a link to related W3C recommendations on the subject of accessibilty.

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

From 1999, so perhaps there's a newer version?

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This site may have more up to date things in their reports:

"Bobby"-approved is somehow related to the above site, and is something websites use to show they are handicapped-accessible. There is also federal legislation, I can't remember the number off the top of my head.

[Edit: Ah, it's called "Section 508". I think it only applies to federal agencies and the accessibility requirements for their websites. Also, an interesting link from evolt.org: Why Bobby-Approved isn't Enough - http://evolt.org/art...9278/index.html]

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