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Chapter 19. Administering Web Sites > Making Your Web Pages Accessible to Every...

Making Your Web Pages Accessible to Everyone

While it’s a good thing to make sure your Web site contents are accessible to individuals with vision problems, or other disabilities, it can also be a matter of good business. The Federal Rehabilitation Act Amendments that were signed into law in 1998, and administered by the Access Board, require government agencies to create Web content that complies with section 508 of the Act. It also requires resources that are procured by the government to comply with section 508. If you plan to do business with the U.S. government, you need to take advantage of FrontPage’s new ability to automatically check Web sites to make sure they are accessible to everyone who wants to see your work. Here’s how:

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Accessibility is a term used to describe resources that can be used by all people regardless of their physical condition. To make a Web page accessible, text alternatives are added to images, text is presented in a readable font size, and screen colors are easy to read.



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