Resources

Guide to Image Descriptions (AccessiblePublishing.ca)

Guide to Image Descriptions (AccessiblePublishing.ca)

AccessiblePublishing.ca, a website developed by the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS), presents information and resources to help publishers, libraries, and other organizations create and provide access to accessible eBooks. The resources are targeted towards the publishing field. Still, libraries and library staff can only benefit by learning how and what makes eBooks accessible.Read more about Guide to Image Descriptions (AccessiblePublishing.ca)[…]

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Recommendations that were developed by Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) using the W3C Process. WCAG are the standards for digital accessibility and should be consulted throughout development and maintaining digital technologies. Quick Facts The WCAG standards are organized under four principles: Perceivable, the informationRead more about Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Quick Reference[…]

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

The 7 Principles of Universal Design

This resource provided principles that you can use to create or evaluate your spaces to ensure that they are accessible to everyone. Quick Facts The 7 Principles of Universal Design are: Equitable Use: The design is useful to people with diverse abilities. Flexibility in Use: The design accommodates the preferences and abilities of different people.Read more about The 7 Principles of Universal Design[…]

Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design

This is a robust handbook that contains information, guidelines, education, and tools that are meant to improve the accessibility of digital and print media. The Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) assembled the handbook in collaboration with the Government of Ontario. It also broadly covers digital media and provides information on accessible PDFs, Web Accessibility, Semantic Structure,Read more about Access Ability 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design[…]

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[…]

Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy

Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy

This free ebook contains essential information for web developers and organizations that want to ensure their digital content is fully accessible. The information is presented as various readings, hands-on activities, and a self-administered test to take at the end of each chapter. It is licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike 4.0, which allows anyone to redistribute theRead more about Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy[…]

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting

Information on different types of people for graphic communication, website and information designers including free reusable infographic A data-driven examination of different types of disabilities encountered by various population demographics and how it impacts their access to digital content. The article presents statistics on groups of the population (demographics), different types of people, related issues,Read more about User Design, Illustration, and Typesetting[…]