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Accessibility Auditing Resources

Accessibility Auditing Resources

This document gathers links, citations, and other resources related to accessibility audits, technologies required for audits, and developers’ resources. The resources are sorted into different categories for ease of use. Quick Facts Audit your website using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Use supportive resources and checklists to create an accessible website, including A11Y and WebAim. Web developersRead more about Accessibility Auditing Resources[…]

Deque University: Digital Accessibility Courses & Accessibility Reference Library

Deque University: Digital Accessibility Courses & Accessibility Reference Library

Deque University provides an extensive curriculum of self-guided online courses so you can focus on the skills you need with the flexibility your schedule requires. Along with courses, this site also offers valuable resources such as guides to using screenreaders, an ARIA JavaScript pattern library, and a page with a detailed breakdown of disability demographics.Read more about Deque University: Digital Accessibility Courses & Accessibility Reference Library[…]

Knowbility

Knowbility

Knowbility is a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving technology access for millions of youth and adults with disabilities all over the world. They provide several services, including accessibility testing, auditing, training, and a regularly updated comprehensive blog on web accessibility. Quick Facts Test and audit your website so that it is accessible. EmployingRead more about Knowbility[…]

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Accessibility

Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Accessibility

The Mozilla Developer Network’s main page on accessibility contains a series of training modules on HTML, CSS and Javascript, ARIA, Accessible Multimedia, and Mobile Accessibility. It also includes links to some articles about digital accessibility. Quick Facts Web Accessibility means that your website is designed so that all can use it without barriers. An accessibleRead more about Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Web Accessibility[…]

PowerED: Accessible Spaces 101

PowerED: Accessible Spaces 101

This course has been developed for many professionals interested in expanding their practical understanding of accessibility. Upon completion of Accessible Spaces 101, a digital badge is awarded that can be saved and shared. Quick Facts Many Canadians have experienced a permanent or temporary disability. Making sure all spaces are accessible will help everyone participate inRead more about PowerED: Accessible Spaces 101[…]

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information

Four training modules are centred around making the library accessible for people with autism. The course includes research-based checklists, examples of materials, tip sheets, lists, and templates to implement best practices in your unique library setting. This self-paced course is free to all library workers and volunteers as long as you create an OCLC account.Read more about Project Pals: College Of Communication & Information[…]

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen Foundation

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) offers training and auditing primarily based on building accessibility. They offer unique programs, professional training, and in British Columbia, a grants program that provides funding to improve the accessibility of spaces that have received the RHF certification. Quick Facts 1 in 5 Canadians, more than 6.2 million, currently live withRead more about Rick Hansen Foundation[…]

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change

This is a great quick summary and infographic detailing the ways people are motivated to implement accessible changes. It is a pyramid hierarchy similar to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, with Guilt being at the bottom and Inspire being at the top. Quick Facts The order of the pyramid, from top to bottom, is: Guilt as a motivationRead more about WebAIM’s Hierarchy for Motivating Accessibility Change[…]