If you use CSS and design to standards, you can create accessible web sites using any art you want. That’s the art of access.

Why care? Because with some simple techniques, your site can work for people who browse with adaptive technology even while it looks splendiferous on modern browsers.

And guess what — the same techniques work for the millions of people who browse with handheld devices and telephones, and the millions more who will use those appliances in the coming future. It’s all about making sites machine-readable so that information can travel globally.

How to? Well, this site is no longer a tutorial because there is much better info out there than anything I developed — but here are my best tips.

>Think of your site as a linear document that reads from beginning to end, no matter how it is positioned on the page. >Embrace the fluidity of web design and leave behind the rigidity of the printed page. >Master and use style sheets. >Learn how to use alt text.

Other than that, use the hyperlinks in the sidebar. And be excellent to each other.

— tom mcCain, crittur.com