Guides

Follow these guides as your benchmark to build your next inclusive websites and mobile apps.

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Web Standards

Access Guide

Access Guide is a friendly introduction to digital accessibility - specifically to help understand WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), the official resource for legal compliance.

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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.

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How To - Write Alt Text

Great examples on how to write all text.

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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.

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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.

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WCAG easy!

Understand once and for all how to properly apply WCAG in your digital products.

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Mobile

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.

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Typography

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.

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Accessibility for teams

Making your site more accessible can be a daunting task. If you are approaching accessibility for the first time, the sheer breadth of the topic can leave you wondering where to start.

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Easy Lookup Web Accessibility Guidelines

We want the process of making an accessible website to be easier. Therefore, these guidelines contain all of the criteria needed to ensure a website can be used by every kind of user. They incorporate much of WCAG 2.0, but are not intended to be a substitute for the official W3C documentation.

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The Accessibility Tree

A training guide for advanced web development.

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ARIA Cheatsheet

Cheatsheet for the most common ARIA Roles and Attributes.

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Accessibility Cheatsheet

Web Accessibility Resources Cheat Sheet

Web Resources WCAG 2.0 Checklists.

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WAI-ARIA 1.1 Cheat Sheet

WAI-ARIA 1.1 cheatsheet.

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Web Accessibility Basics Cheat Sheet

Web accessibility basic cheatsheet.

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Mobile

Mobile accessibility

With web access on mobile devices being so popular and renowned platforms such as iOS and Android having full-fledged accessibility tools, it is important to consider the accessibility of your web content on these platforms.

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A good basis for accessibility

Mozilla's guide on how HTML can be used to ensure maximum accessibility.

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Introduction to Accessibility

So you want to dig into the topic of (web) accessibility? Wonderful! But you’re not sure where to start? Don’t worry - you're not alone. Getting going can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. That's what this site is for - to introduce you to accessibility.

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Accessibility Shortcuts

Quickly check the iOS accessibility shortcuts in one glance.

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Design Patterns

BBC GEL - Inputs

This guideline covers the individual inputs that can be used to build a form, to ensure maximum consistency and accessibility for our users.

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Solid Start

Are you a person that makes digital things for other people? Awesome—because this page is all about making things for people.

Accessibility Cheatsheet

Accessibility Cheatsheet — Practical approaches to Universal Design

Semantic HTML helps screenreader users to understand the contents structure and gives it meaning. Ask yourself "What is it?" when writing HTML. Use a logical headline order and structuring elements as header, footer, ul, p …

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Accessibility Interview Questions

These questions try to stay away from asking people to recite specifications, or rattle off screen reader hot keys. Those can easily be looked up on the job. Instead these questions try to act as conversation starters, to gain insight into how someone solves problems, and interprets accessible, inclusive user experiences.

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Improving Your Tweet Accessibility

Twitter persists. Even if you have moved to Mastodon, Twitter will persist. As such, we need to continue to ensure it is accessible to all users. This post gathers some tips you can and should use.

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Alt-Text as Poetry

Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility. It is often overlooked or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort. How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively?

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Accessibility: Rights & Responsibilities

Empowering teams to create the new industry standard.

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Social Media Accessibility Guidelines

When social media content is broadly used by the University’s students, employees and/or the public to carry out or participate in its core educational and administrative activities, all available accessibility supported features of the platform should be utilized.

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WCAG 2.1 Guidelines Explained with Examples

This set of guidelines are meant to enhance mobile functionality to be friendlier and give end-users extreme flexibility.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Accessible User Research

Researchers often want to include people with access needs in their studies but don’t know where to begin. This three-part series covers the various considerations for adapting your practice to include people with disabilities.

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WebAIM: Web Accessibility for Designers

The focus of web accessibility is often on web development – the things that happen in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript. Optimal accessibility should start much earlier, as part of the visual design process. This infographic highlights many important principles of accessible design.

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Developing Accessible Websites

In order to assure that websites and web applications are accessible to and usable by everyone, designers and developers must follow web accessibility guidelines.

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Creating Accessible Videos

Videos should be produced and delivered in ways that ensure that all members of the audience can access their content. An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description and is delivered in an accessible media player.

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Publish an accessibility statement before your service goes into public beta

To comply with public sector accessibility regulations your service (this includes websites and mobile applications) must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standards and publish an accessibility statement before going into public beta.

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Request an accessibility audit

To meet public sector accessibility regulations your service needs to pass an accessibility audit and publish an accessibility statement before it goes public.

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Check the accessibility of your service before you get an audit

The accessibility of your service is your team’s responsibility. Before you request an accessibility audit, you should check the accessibility of your service.

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WCAG Cheat Sheets WAI-ARIA Cheat Sheets & Mobile Accessibility Cheat Sheets

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of proving a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

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Best video on-demand streaming services for accessibility

Use this guide to compare the most popular on-demand services and find out which ones best suit your access needs.

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Label in Name in WCAG 2.1

Text in Label is just one of many criterion outlined in the WCAG and, while it may seem like a small detail, adhering to it can make a big impact on our users.

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Conscious Style Guide

A website devoted to conscious language. Our mission is to help writers and editors think critically about using language—including words, portrayals, framing, and representation—to empower instead of limit.

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How to Make Your Events More Accessible and Inclusive

When planning an event, we can all agree that there’s one universal goal — to ensure everyone has a fantastic time. More often than not, accommodating accessibility is often an afterthought in event marketing (or not even a thought at all). As event marketers, it’s on us to make sure every component of the our events is accessible to every single participant — no matter ability.