Accessible Systems, Inc. Launches Newly Redesigned, Fully Accessible Web Site Meeting Highest Web Accessibility Standards

Accessible Systems, Inc.'s (ASI) new web site, accessible-systems.com, is Triple-A compliant according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, making it one of the most accessible sites on the Web. With an accessible Flash movie, accessible complex data tables, and accessible forms, the site is a model for accessible information technology (IT).

Ellicott City, Md. (PRWEB) August 4, 2005 -- Accessible Systems, Inc. (ASI), a leader in accessible technology consulting, is pleased to announce the launching of its newly redesigned, fully accessible web site, accessible-systems.com.

The web site is Triple-A compliant, the highest level of accessibility according to the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Few web sites meet such high standards.

Featuring an accessible Flash movie and accessible data tables, accessible-systems.com is designed to inform potential clients about the company's services and to serve as a resource for accessible technology information. ASI's experienced consultants help government agencies, IT manufacturers and other organizations to integrate accessibility into the way they do business.

But Accessible Systems, Inc. also hopes that its new site will be a model for clients and others looking to make their sites accessible.

"Teaching others about accessibility is something we do every day, so it's only natural that our site would be one of the most accessible on the Web, but we want to show people that an accessible web site is not a boring one," says ASI President Terri Youngblood.

The web site's many features are anything but boring. The Flash movie on the homepage, which describes the mission of Accessible Systems, Inc., is accessible even to blind users.

Visitors to accessible-systems.com will find accessible data tables used to display disability statistics, a rarity on the Web. Although most users will be unaware, visually impaired visitors using a device called a screen reader, which reads text aloud, will be able to understand the column and row relationships of the data presented. Inaccessible tables are typically not interpreted correctly by screen readers.

The new site also offers an array of accessible technology news and links covering issues such as web site accessibility, disability legislation, and technology information arranged according to type of disability. This area of the site will be constantly updated in order to keep pace with changes in the accessible technology industry.

"New products are always coming on the market and there's always the possibility of new legislation, so we expect that this part of the web site will evolve over time," says Josh Winheld, the site's content manager.

To see the new Accessible Systems, Inc. web site or to learn more about ASI and accessible technology, please visit www.accessible-systems.com. For more information, please contact Terri Youngblood, president of Accessible Systems, Inc.

About Accessible Systems, Inc.:

Accessible Systems, Inc. (ASI), a woman-owned small business, provides expert consultation and support to global organizations, federal agencies, IT manufacturers and individuals with disabilities regarding information technology accessibility. ASI educates IT manufacturers on accessible design, assists organizations seeking to integrate accessibility into their operational structure, and provides accessibility training to companies and individuals with disabilities.

Contact:

Terri Youngblood, president
Accessible Systems, Inc.
410-905-0028
http://www.accessible-systems.com

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