Boston-IA is an educational resource for internet professionals concerned about Web Accessibility and usability of electronic information for all.

We provide information about how to make Web sites and Web applications more accessible for people of all abilities.

Since our founding as a membership organization in 2003, Boston-IA has become known throughout New England, and beyond, for our focus on Internet accessibility and usability of electronic information for all.

As of December 31, 2015, Boston-IA has closed its doors. This website is an archive of useful information regarding Web Accessibility.

What's Happening?

Who We Are

Our audience is managers, web designers, information architects, information designers, usability specialists, content managers, visual designers, educators, technical communicators, and other Web professionals.

Our mission is to make Internet Accessibility mainstream. We believe that Internet Accessibility means making things available to people, and that Information Accessibility means making things clear.

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Universal Design

What does IA stand for? It stands "Internet Accessibility", but it could also stand for "Information Accessibility".

We believe in the principles of universal design, and we make every attempt to exclude no one. The same techniques that work for people who are disabled improve information delivery for everyone.

If you have a question about internet accessibility, please e-mail us and we will try to find you an answer.

Internet Accessibility

Many people define Internet Accessibility exclusively as making information available for people with disabilities, but we believe that Internet Accessibility means that everyone can access and find the information they need.

"This is one of the better accessible sites I have seen."

"I am a webmaster for a Section 508 compliant government intranet and have reviewed over 700 sites linked to our intranet for 508 compliance since August 2001.

"You have avoided the common accessibility mistakes that appear even on other accessibility webs— Nice job!"

Faye N.
Member, AccessAbility SIG
Society for Technical Communication (STC)

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