Resources for making the web more accessible

October 26th, 2012  by Anna Starasts    No Comments    Tags: , ,

Sandy Feldman, a professional web developer and speaker at our Accessibility: Don’t Design in the Dark event, has been creating websites since 1998 with a keen focus on sites that conform to WCAG 2.0 (W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

Sandy Feldman
Sandy Feldman explains the importance of making websites accessible, and provides resources to help achieve that. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Gabriel.

Below is a list of resources compiled by Sandy that everyone should be using to make the web more accessible.

About the AODA Accessibility Standard for Information and Communications

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/accessibility/info_comm/index.aspx

Accessibility Guidelines

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20

How to Meet WCAG 2.0 — a quick reference

w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref

Validators and checkers

W3C CSS Validation Service

jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator

W3C Markup Validation Service

validator.w3.org

Total Validator

totalvalidator.com

WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool

wave.webaim.org

Color Contrast Checker

webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker

FireFox Accessibility Evaluation Toolbar

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/accessibility-evaluation-toolb

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