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Direct Gov's web site, further accessibility information for your web browser. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Hl1/Help/Accessibility/index.htm

Accessibility information from the BBC, further accessibility information for your web browser. http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline. http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/

W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline. http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/

W3 accessibility checklist, a busy developer's guide to accessibility. http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html


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