This section provides visitors with a guide to the Tiresias site and each of the individual sections.
Tiresias is about making information and communication technology (ICT), accessible. It contains knowledge and tools for researchers and designers of ICT on designing accessible ICT and how it will benefit the general public, such that it is also accessible by those with sight problems and other disabilities.
The content on this site is organised in the stages of a research or design project - from the reasons why design should be universal through to the initial research stage and finishing with the tools that can be utilised to complete a project.
This site is divided into 4 sections:
This section introduces you to the RNIB Digital Accessibility Team (DAT) - its aims, members, history and examples of recent projects that we have been/are involved in. In addition to our contact details and how to find us, this section includes a contact form and a website evaluation form.
Annual reports are available for visitors to read up on our previous work and finally, the archive lists non-ICT devices and agencies serving blind and partially sighted people.
From here, you can access definitions of ICT accessibility and assistive technology; information on the importance of and the user groups who benefit from ICT accessibility and the different types of assistive technologies that exist to help the different types of user groups.
This section provides ICT designers and researchers with specific information on the numerous resources that are available to help support primary research, such as - details of ICT researchers, their projects and publications; ICT related standards and available ICT devices, an expansive list of Scientific and Technological reports and information on selecting partners for research projects.
The Design Guidelines area is a key part of the Tiresias website as it is where visitors can find detailed advice and recommendations on ICT accessibility.
In addition to a list of serial publications and journals that relate to ICT, visual impairments and other disabilities, visitors can also access information and contact details of funding for research projects.
This section also includes links to other internet sites. These might be inclusive design organisations, research centres or other sites of interest. There are also several add/update forms where visitors can add, update or correct details on for example, research projects, ICT devices or standards.
This section is designed to provide visitors with information on the main methodologies that are available to evaluate ICT for accessibility issues.
There is also a participants form that blind and partially sighted visitors wishing to volunteer in ICT-related projects can complete and then be added to our ever-expanding database of volunteers.
Visitors can also download, for free, the accessible and usable Tiresias family of fonts.
This news and events page will keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings and developments within ICT accessibility: just click on the headline to find out more.
A Google site search box can be found on every page. Results are clearly listed and there is the option of searching within your initial list of search results.
Here, visitors can click through to a complete listing of all the information and pages on the Tiresias website.
We have added RSS (Really Simple Syndication) to the Tiresias website to provide an easy way for visitors to keep updated automatically on the latest content added to the website.
Visitors can read about RSS web feeds in this section of the Tiresias website.
This can be found on the Tiresias Homepage and provides a link to the latest addition to the website.
Last updated: 20.11.2009 © Copyright reserved Website design: Digital Accessibility Team