Information about developer best practices, checklists, design, standards, testing strategies, and tools.
These resources can help you start developing content that is more accessible to people with disabilities.
- Accessibility Information for Developers: An overview of best practices and testing strategies. (via Google Docs)
- The A11y Project: A community-driven effort to make digital accessibility easier.
- Allyphant: Practice web accessibility coding concepts.
- ARIA Authoring Practices Guide: Learn to use the accessibility semantics defined by ARIA to create accessible rich internet applications.
- Design and Develop: Guidance for writing, designing, and developing for accessibility. (W3C)
- Digital accessibility for mobile apps and the web (Microsoft Accessibility Fundamentals)
- Easy Checks: A First Review of Web Accessibility (W3C)
- LinkedIn Learning's Accessibility Online Courses: A selection of online training through the LinkedIn Learning platform.
- NYU Testing Standards: Our Testing Protocol which shares how to perform manual and automated testing.
- The Paciello Group (TPGi): Visit the TPGi blog. Of interest, their five-article series on the importance of user experience to digital accessibility strategy and practice.
- Stark Public Library: The largest, centralized accessibility resource on the Internet.
- Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
- Using Personas to understand digital accessibility needs (via LinkedIn)
- WebAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind): A wonderful resource for all things digital accessibility.
Our Testing Tools site offers various resources to get you started with color contrast tests, and page functionality. Here is a sample of the various tools:
- ARC ToolKit for Chrome: A set of accessibility tools to aid developers in identifying accessibility problems and features.
- Axe browser extension (Chrome, Firefox): An automated accessibility testing tool that alerts you to accessibility problems within a website.
- Colorblindly: A Chrome extension that simulates color blindness.
- Colour Contrast Analyser: Download this application to check your color combinations.
- HeadingsMap: A Chrome extension to help visualize the heading order of your content. (via Chrome Web Store)