Tools and Resources for Web Accessibility
Use the links listed on this page to learn more about accessibility, government regulations concerning it, access checklists to use while creating apps, and find tools and other resources to help you meet compliance.
This list is by no ways exhaustive, and there are plenty of other tools and resources you can use to learn more about this topics and to build your products inclusively to meet accessibility regulations.
Introduction to Accessibility and Inclusive Design
Designing for accessibility is not that hard, UX Collective
Seven easy-to-implement guidelines to design a more accessible web
What is Accessibility? Penn State
Some regulatory information is outdated, but overall a good summary on the topic
Designing For Accessibility And Inclusion, Smashing Magazine
A closer look at the different lenses of accessibility through which you can refine your designs
Introduction to Web Accessibility, W3C
Overview of the topic from the group that maintains WCAG and ATAG
The A11Y Project
Resources and explanation geared towards developers
WebAIM Intro to Web Accessibility Standards
Course to introduce you to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Government Regulation Information
Divided by compliance and includes how to meet criteria, exceptions, and tips in easy-to-understand language
WebAIM WCAG 2 Checklist
Contains WebAIM's interpretation of WCAG guidelines and success criteria and our own recommended techniques for satisfying those success criteria
Lists all of the success criteria from WCAG 2.0 in a checkable list. The level of each success criterion is provided as well as a link to WCAG 2.0 for more information for each success criterion
W3C: How to Meet WCAG 2 Quick Reference
A customizable quick reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 requirements (success criteria) and techniques
For Text and Color Ratios: WebAIM Color Contrast Checker
Shows ratios and acceptance for AA and AAA levels
Overall Evaluation: WAVE Web Accessibility Tool
Overall Evaluation:AATT (Automated Accessibility Testing Tool)
AATT (Automated Accessibility Testing Tool) is a product offered by PayPal. This platform provides an accessibility API as well as other custom web applications for HTML CodeSniffer. Version 1.0.0 was released in April 2015.
Overall Evaluation: Axe Chrome Plugin
Axe Chrome Plugin by Deque Systems is a program that evaluates the web accessibility of sites and applications from within the Chrome developer tools, specifically. The plugin assists by generating reports of web accessibility evaluation results and automatically checks single pages, password protected or restricted pages included.
Overall Evaluation: Accessibility Viewer
Accessibility Viewer is provided through The Paciello Group. Also known as aViewer, it is a Windows' inspection tool that displays accessibility API information exposed by web browsers to the operating system. The accessibility information includes IAccessible2, MSAA, UI Automation, HTML DOM, and ARIA. AViewer was released in April 2015, and it covers the guidelines WCAG 2.0 – W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Section 508, and U.S. federal procurement standards.
Overall Evaluation: DYNO Mapper
DYNO Mapper is a sitemap generator that checks the web accessibility of websites and online applications. DYNO Mapper also includes content inventory and audit, as well as daily keyword tracking. Results are displayed within visual sitemaps to allow for easy and efficient project discovery and planning.