Web Accessibility Resources We Can’t Live Without
Updated: June 3, 2019
Whether you’re designing an accessible website, auditing your software, or crafting an accessibility policy for your institution, there’s a wealth of free resources to help you.
Here are some great web accessibility resources we can’t live without.
Web Accessibility Laws & Guidelines
Understand the legal requirements for accessible web content in your country or state.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Accessibility Requirements for Video
- Section 508 Government Website Requirements
- FAQ About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Summary of WCAG 2.0 Principles & Guidelines
- Web Accessibility Laws by Country and State
- International Web Accessibility Policies
These are major players in the accessibility scene who can provide a wealth of resources.
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT)
- WebAIM – Web Accessibility In Mind
- SSBBart Group
eLearning Accessibility Resources
- Selecting Software for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Container, Content, and Capability: The Three C’s of Accessibility and Distance Education
- Tutorials for Creating Accessible Documents in Multiple Formats (For Faculty)
- Guidelines for Producing Instructional and Other Printed Materials in Alternate Media for Persons with Disabilities
- Creating and Producing Accessible Content Courses
- Top 5 Tips for Using UDL in eLearning
Resources for Getting Admin Buy-In
Web accessibility succeeds when it has buy-in from leadership, but sometimes leaders need convincing. These resources offer powerful ammunition to convince your leadership of the importance of inclusive design.
- 5 Signs That You’re Vulnerable to a Digital Accessibility Lawsuit
- How to Make Universal Design for Learning a Reality at Your University
- “From Where I Sit” Stories of Disabled Students
Universal Design Resources
Need some actionable advice for designing accessibly? Here are tips, tricks, and tools to get you there.
- Accessibility Checklist for Web-based Course Material
- Triage for Accessifying Websites
- 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Course Content
- Alt Image Text Tips
- Color Contrast Checker Tool
- Tips for Making Online Documents Accessible: Word, PowerPoint, Excel & PDF
- Tips for Making Web Video & Audio Accessible
How do you know what you need to fix? Check out these resources to help you target your accessibility gaps.
- Tips for Identifying Web Accessibility Gaps at Your Company
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools List
- Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility
University Accessibility Assets
Want to see how other institutions of higher education handle accessibility? Learn from those who came before.
- California State University Accessible Technology Initiative
- George Mason University Accessibility
- Michigan State University Web Accessibility
- Pennsylvania State Access Ability Resource Center
- San Francisco State University Accessible Technology Initiative
- The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Web Accessibility Policy
- University of Washington DO IT, The Center for Universal Design in Education
- Oregon State University Accessibility Policy
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Accessibility Policy
Want to get formal accessibility training for yourself or your colleagues? Check these out.
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