PEX Welcome Page
Header Added: Web Access Symbol (for people with disabilities), Disability Access Symbol for Large Print, and Link to the following page: http://pex.tripod.com/VisualTools.html (explains the tools available on your site for the visually impaired). While I left the majority of your site intact, I did remove fames where possible (i.e.: List of Links, Disability Specific Links, and so on). Frames can confuse computer speech readers, making it difficult for visually impaired users to find their way around the site. In the PEX Welcome Page I left the frames intact but removed the excess tables (which can also be problematic). The best method is actually to create two pages when making a site (one with standard 10 pt print and one with 18 pt) you then simply add a link marked "Large Print" and the reader is directed to the larger print page (just a suggestion for the future). Being visually impaired myself...I know how important all these features are. If you get any complaints about Java Script interfering with computer speech readers, I can send you a code, which while extremely time consuming, once entered before and after all Java Script tags will keep them from being "read" by the speech reader.
Free Counter Added from 123Counters.com. I have used them before and they work great with no problems.
Added a Free Guest Book from Dreambook. I have used their Guest Books for years and have never had any problems. Your account name is your parentsexchange (LOL...looks like: parent/sex/change!) and the password is PEX001. You may want to go in and change the user information (I used my name and address). It doesn't matter to me if you leave it.
I added a mouse-over on the list of links to your other pages. When the mouse scrolls over the link it will tell the reader what they can expect to find on that page.
List of Links
I tried to leave all the background and font colors as you had them. Some had to be changed because even with the Java script to change the background color, some of the fonts were still too hard to read.
The majority of the links were broken (missing) so I tried where I could to relocate the same page based on the title. Where I couldn't locate the same site you may have had, I replaced them with something similar. I also added more sites.
Next to links, I tried to add a description of what could be found at that site.
Once again, I used the same mouse-over effect on the main menu like I did on the PEX Welcome Page.
Added visually impaired tools to all pages.
Bibliographies & Reading Lists
I added some Recommended Readings.
Added mouse-over effect on main menu.
Added visually impaired tools.
Disability Specific Links
Added visually impaired tools to all pages.
Added mouse-over effect to main menu.
I would conservatively say that 75-80% of the links in this section were broken. I replaced them with new links. I tried to provide a variety of information under each disability (i.e.: some medical, fact sheets, support groups, children's pages, advocacy, education, personal homepages, and a "freebie"...like under the deaf page I found cards with the ASL printed on them for deaf children to give out, or under childhood schizophrenia a free book for kids to download about having that specific disorder). I did not include any commercial sites except for two (one for dolls which have Down Syndrome features, and one for books for kids about having bipolar disorder).
Child Abuse/Neglect I added an applet at the bottom which allows the reader to scan the faces and information of missing children. I also tried to add ample sites and resources for abuse of disabled children.
Arnold Chiari/Syringomeylia New page I added.
Autism At the bottom of the list of links, I added a link back to the PEX Asperger Syndrome Page (I also did that with the Deaf/Deafblindness/Blind and Cued Speech pages because many of the resources could be shared).
Behavioral/Emotional Page There was too much information (links and disorders) for one page so I changed the format of the page (the index link above takes you to that specific set of links on the page, the "[Top of Page]" link brings you back to the index) . I also had too many links for Childhood Schizophrenia so I created a new page for that as well. OCD was added to the Tourette Syndrome Page.
Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate New page created.
I changed the Urological and Tourette Syndrome/OCD pages to the same format as the Behavioral Page for the reader's convenience.
Under the Spina Bifida page I included Hydrocephalus & Shunts, Slip-Ventricle Syndrome, Tethered Cord, and Latex Allergy.
Disability Mailing Lists
Added Visual tools.
I removed the link you had which redirected the reader to another page to scan the faces of missing children and added an applet allowing the reader to scan them while remaining on your page.
Only one poem had a missing link and I could not find it so I removed it.
I added the visually impaired tools to all pages in that section which were yours.
I also took the liberty to add a new poem link Sebastian's Dream. I wrote it back in 1999.
Legislation Updates (Here was where the problem is....you know something had to go wrong right?)
Most of the links (except for those which were yours like the Appendix links and those from David Gates/Health Law) were broken. I did pretty well locating the information and linking them to appropriate sites. Then it happened....the big "boot". While I was in editor working on the page, I got booted offline. When I returned. The whole page was gone with the exception of the top section of the page (the header). I tried to re-build it from memory but am not sure how that worked. I have come up with two possible solutions to fix this:
If you have a copy of the page on your hard drive, you can email it to me, I will add the appropriate links and upload it into the site.
You could email me what you would like changed/added/deleted, and I will go into the html editor and correct the existing page.
The rest of the changes on that page are as follows:
I added the visual tools for the disabled to all pages on that site which you maintain (the Appendix pages, Health Law pages, and Sebastian I. page).
I added the mouse-over effect to the main menu.
I added the last date the page was updated.
Added visual tools for the impaired.
Added Mouse-over effects to main menu.
Added new links (the existing ones were all broken) I included two sites which have online conferences as well.