Adaptive technology for the Internet: making electronic by Barbara T. Mates

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4 The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) launched an International Program Office for Web Accessibility in the fall of 1997. It has received funding from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation (NSF). "5 Designing Libraries for Universal Access Universal design is simply designing and acquiring services, buildings, materials, and equipment that can be used by a wide range of the population with various abilities and disabilities. Libraries have the ability to make the right choices when building their physical and virtual sites and for ensuring that all people will be able to use their facilities.

Edu>). These orga- Page 13 nizations advocate adherence to universal design principles to transcend the limitations of HTML documents. Universal Design Principles for Web Pages The Trace Center's definition of universal design is "the process of creating products (devices, environments, systems, and processes) that are usable by people with the widest range of abilities, operating within the widest possible range of situations (environments, conditions, and circumstances). 3 DO-IT also advocates universal design principles to guarantee access for those who cannot see graphics because of visual impairments.

Their products will provide learning disabled users with the maximum enlargement possible. Netscape 3 (Or Higher) Netscape is a popular browser and contains utilities that allow the user to specify the size of the font displayed, as well as the colors of the display. While the options are easy to change, help will probably be required to make the needed changes, for the initial display will be in standard print and in boxes. The steps to increase the font size are easy to follow. Simply: 1. Go to the Options menu.

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