Accessibility

Checklists

Guidelines

Industry leaders, educators, and consultants

Online courses

Pattern/component libraries

Requirements and standards

  • 🌐 WCAG 2.0 — the W3C’s “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” web standards specification

  • 🇺🇸 ADA — Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities

  • 🇺🇸 Section 508 — amendment to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act federally mandating all tech developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to persons with disabilities

  • 🇨🇦 AODA — Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, enacted for the province to become “accessible for people with disabilities by 2025”

  • Accessible-email.org — browser-based semantic analysis to report a11y and usability issues errors in marketing emails

  • Colors palettes & contrast testing tools — listed in the “Colors” category 👇

  • HTML5 Accessibility — lists current accessibility support status of HTML5 features across major browsers

  • pa11y — automated accessibility testing on the command line for programmatic accessibility reporting

  • tota11y — Khan Academy’s jQuery-based semantic analysis that can be inserted into a page or run as a bookmarklet

Further reading