Resources

Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond

Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond

This webinar brings together a panel of braille users to share their views on the braille devices they’ve used in the past, the innovations in braille technologies, their wishes for the future, and what they feel developers should know. If you love braille and are excited about technology, this event is for you! Quick FactsRead more about Looking Through the Crystal Ball: Innovations in Braille Technology for the 21st Century and Beyond[…]

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[…]

Accessibility Interview Questions

Accessibility Interview Questions

Accessibility interview questions list potential job interview questions meant to gauge someone’s understanding of digital accessibility. Quick Facts This resource suggests that you do not ask about specific facts and figures when interviewing job candidates. For example, please state verbatim the WCAG guideline 2.3 (FYI, it is “Seizures and Physical Reactions – do not designRead more about Accessibility Interview Questions[…]

Android Accessibility Help

Android Accessibility Help

This resource provides a quick overview of accessibility settings that library staff can use on Android devices. It could be helpful for troubleshooting with a patron having issues with an Android device. Quick Facts There are accessibility features built into Android devices. Enable/disable the TalkBack screen reader by: Pressing both the volume buttons on the sideRead more about Android Accessibility Help[…]

Apple Accessibility Support

Apple Accessibility Support

A guide for some of the accessibility features available in Apple products, including VoiceOver, AssistiveTouch, Switch Control, Guided Access, Voice Control. There is also a braille user guide for different types of apple devices. Quick Facts Apple has built-in accessibility features in their devices. VoiceOver is the built-in screen reader available in Macs, iPhones, iPads,Read more about Apple Accessibility Support[…]

AppleVis

AppleVis

AppleVis is an online resource for blind and low-vision users of Apple products such as the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. It is a blog that provides guides to various apps and software, reviews of the accessibility of Apple products, and a discussion forum and podcast. Quick Facts Apple provides accessibility featuresRead more about AppleVis[…]

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[…]

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)

The Described and Captioned Media Program is a free-loan library of accessible educational media for teachers and family members of K-12 students. The videos available range in subjects from Art History to Sports and Recreation. Along with providing free content, this site also contains instructional videos on producing your own captioned and described media. QuickRead more about Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)[…]

Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users

Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users

The DLAUG is a set of digital accessibility guidelines created to support users with print disabilities who rely on screen readers to interact with digital libraries. It is heavily based on WCAG rules, but the focus is on the relationship between digital libraries and patrons who use assistive technology such as screen readers. Quick FactsRead more about Digital Library Accessibility and Usability Guidelines (DLAUG) to Support Blind and Visually Impaired Users[…]

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[…]

Netflix: Audio Description Style Guide v2.3

Netflix: Audio Description Style Guide v2.3

Netflix’s partner help center page contains some great resources for producing accessible content. Along with their captioning style guide, they also provide a style guide for adding audio descriptions to video content. Although the guide is meant for Netflix content, the information provided is more generally about videos and is applicable to anyone producing captionsRead more about Netflix: Audio Description Style Guide v2.3[…]

Netflix: English Timed Text Style Guide

Netflix: English Timed Text Style Guide

Netflix has a comprehensive and well-written style guide for timed text/subtitles, which goes into great detail about handling the many situations in subtitles. As well as the English guide, there are also several other guides written in English that explain how to style timed text in 37 different languages, from Arabic to Vietnamese. Quick FactsRead more about Netflix: English Timed Text Style Guide[…]

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[…]

Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

Disability is a spectrum, not a binary

This blog post clarifies what is meant by “disability” and provides web design tips that could help with accessibility. The article does a good job putting the importance of universal design in perspective. It explains how removing barriers is ultimately beneficial to everyone using the library. Quick Facts The blog post, Disability is a spectrum, notRead more about Disability is a spectrum, not a binary[…]