Web Accessibility Resources - Web Center

Learn about web accessibility, create/modify your web pages to meet accessibility guidelines, and then run each page through an accessibility validation tool (see below) to ensure its accessibility to all people, including those with disabilities.

The Best Online Resource for Web Accessibility

WebAIM - The Best Website for Learning About Web Accessibility

…in the Web Team's humble opinion. Start here - you may not need to look anywhere else.

  • WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) - An excellent website. Explanations are clear and thorough. (tutorials, resource, articles, reference)
    • HTML Accessibility: Authoring Tools, Content and Structure, Forms, Frames, Images, JavaScript, Keyboard Accessibility, Presentation and Style, Tables
    • Rich Media Accessibility: Adobe Acrobat PDF, Captioning, Flash, PowerPoint, Word
    • The User's Perspective: Disability Types: Visual (such as blindness, low vision, color-blindness); Auditory (such as deafness); Motor (such as inability to use a mouse, lack of fine muscle control); Cognitive (such as reading disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD); Seizure (such as from flickering and flashing)
    • Standards and Laws: WCAG, United States, International
    • Evaluation, Testing, and Tools: Online checkers/validators/simulators, free and commercial software, books, assistive technologies, browsers

Accessibility of Flash

Web Accessibility Checklists

Web Accessibility Tools

  • WebAIM - Accessibility Tools (tutorials)
  • WAVE Accessibility Tool (from WebAIM) - check your pages for accessibility (free online tool)

  • Watchfire WebXACT - WebXACT is a free online service that lets you test single pages of web content for quality, accessibility, and privacy issues. (free online tool)
  • Page Valet - check your pages for accessibility (free online tool)
  • A-Prompt Toolkit - Free evaluation and repair tool: "[A] software tool designed to improve the usability of HTML documents by evaluating Web pages for accessibility barriers and then providing developers with a fast and easy way to make the necessary repairs." (free software)

Learn About Web Accessibility: Why? What? How?

Tutorials

References

Additional Resources

Specific Topics in Web Accessibility

Accessible Popup Windows

Tables - Data tables vs. Layout tables

Adobe PDF Files