First Public Working Draft of W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0
Following these guidelines will address many of the needs of users with blindness, low vision and other vision impairments; deafness and hearing loss; limited movement and dexterity; speech disabilities; sensory disorders; cognitive and learning disabilities; and combinations of these.
Courses & Certificates
Learn How to Build Accessible Web Apps
Ensuring your application is accessible requires a mindset shift— not just for you as a developer, but also for your designers and the stakeholders in your organization.
Giving a damn about accessibility
Digital accessibility is the inclusive practice of ensuring that everyone has equal access to information, functionality, and experience on digital platforms.
A new look and feel, with an updated color palette, icons, and more. A reduction to our bundle size and accessibility features to make sure that the experiences you create work for everyone.
The little book of accessibility
This is a little book of quips, tips, affirmations, and truths that have helped me shape the BBC’s strategy and embed accessibility into its culture.
How To - Write Alt Text
Great examples on how to write all text.
A11y & Me
Here you’ll find several useful online resources related to web accessibility and a brief description on how it will help you. The list will always be concise, current and geared toward starting with accessibility or topics within it.
50+ Web Accessibility Resources for Web Developers
There are lots of different ways to get started with accessibility, and honestly, looking at a list like what I've compiled here might be more overwhelming than it needs to be.
Making reading lists readable. A dyslexia friendly eReader designed for education in the creative industries.
Hidden Gem of Chromium Accessibility
There’s a hidden gem in Chromium accessibility. It is the command line accessibility tools. Similar to accessibility inspection tools available on all popular platforms such as Windows or OSX, these tools are designed for the very same purpose - they provide a low level access to accessibility features of a web site.
Emojis and accessibility - How to use them properly
Designers need to ensure that the default position of the products we design is as accessible as possible and we’ve considered ALL of the users as part of our basic vanilla product offering.
Blog about accessibility and accessible social media and marketing content.
Usability is Accessibility
How and why designers should think about accessibility.
Accessibility is more than a technical problem
Accessibility is more than a technical problem to solve. (Sorry to break it to you.) But accessibility work isn’t actually hard to do. The tricky part is appreciating the complexity and breadth of disabilities that impact your users.
6 Common Caption Mistakes - Is Your Video Guilty of Any?
You invest resources to create captioned videos. Don’t let those efforts go to waste with subpar captions. Here are the six common caption mistakes I see in captioned videos.
How to document accessibility as a UX designer
Documenting accessibility along with your regular design specs is a powerful way to communicate the importance of accessibility to product teams. It allows teams to have conversations about accessibility, and ensures that our experience for people who use assistive technology is thoughtful, intentional, and consistent.
An insider look at WCAG 3.0.
This article is intended to give you a detailed look at WCAG3, highlight new features, and ask the important questions we debated for your feedback.
A Practical Guide to Inclusive Research
The why and how to make your UX Research practice more inclusive..
Why accessibility overlays hurt more than help
The accessibility tree — understanding and debugging
A guided look at the accessibility tree and how it can help you, using my personal experience of developing accessible web features.
Digital design and Accessibility — 70 practical tips
These 70 tips will improve the experience for all users, but for some of them, they are necessary to provide even the most basic experience.
Inclusive UX in an era of anxiety
It’s more important than ever to consider mental health while designing.
Open Source Color System
5,390 accessible color combinations
Digital accessibility standards by Co-op
Co-op digital accessibility standards, no one should be prevented from interacting with us or using our services. We believe in removing barriers. To help us do this, we must meet these standards.
The Must-Have WCAG 2.1 Checklist
This checklist is a practical resource guide for experienced accessibility professionals and for those newer to the industry. The first part is a primer of industry nomenclature and accessibility testing approaches. Fillable and printable checklists follow.
Developing Inclusive Mobile Apps
Building Accessible Apps for iOS and Android.
Inclusive Design for a Digital World - Designing with Accessibility in Mind
What is inclusive design? It is simple. It means that your product has been created with the intention of being accessible to as many different users as possible.
Striking a Balance Between Native and Custom Select Elements
This “hybrid” select is another attempt to create a good looking select while getting as many native features as possible.
Design System for creating high quality, inclusive customer engagement experiences.
Making information and the words we use accessible
The best way to find out how to make information accessible is to ask the person or the people you will be giving the information to.
Inclusive teaching - audio describing your own presentations
Here’s some practical tips and examples that show how some small changes in the language you use can make a significant difference for people in the audience that benefit from your descriptions of the visuals.
Understand once and for all how to properly apply WCAG in your digital products.
Mobile Accessibility - How to Build Apps that Work for All Users
On the web, we’ve made a lot of progress, and it’s generally accepted that accessibility is crucial in creating digital products that everyone can use with ease. Mobile accessibility, on the other hand, is still fraught with problems.
Typographic accessibility in more detail
The three pillars of accessibility - emotional, functional and technical - can be applied to any output whether that is a product or a service. Each industry and sector will have its own specific definitions relevant to their output.
Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities
This document is for people who make web content (web pages) and web applications. It gives advice on how to make content usable for people with cognitive and learning disabilities.
Learn the ABC in American Sign Language with machine learning.
What is Inclusive Design, anyways?
Inclusive Design is design that considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference.
Eric Bailey's Blog
Blog on accessible and inclusive design.
Sarah Higley's Blog
A collection of accessibility-focused articles.
Scott O'Hara's Blog
A collection of articles on accessibility and UX.