Want to learn more about web accessibility? These are our top recommended resources for learning more about accessibility.
Resources from Equalize Digital
We maintain a learning center where we regularly post articles on a variety of accessibility topics, including accessibility within WordPress, legal news, articles that explain WCAG, and tips and tricks for improving the accessibility of your digital content.
Make your team the accessibility experts! Ensure true ongoing compliance by training your team to maintain accessibility on your website. Equalize Digital offers personalized remote learning opportunities and in-person training sessions at your location. We can offer personalized training for your organization and level of expertise, specially tailored to your needs and goals. Learn more about our training services.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are the internationally agreed-upon standards for creating accessible web content. These are the guidelines that our plugin checks against. You can visit this site to read the guidelines first hand. There are links to definitions and other information to help you interpret the guidelines.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop web standards. W3C is the organization that established and manages WCAG, and there is additional information on their site about accessibility and how people with disabilities use the web.
This is a free online course on Udacity created by Google. This course includes code-based lessons and is targeted to developers. There are videos and hands-on practice lessons to provide experience in making websites and web applications accessible.
WebAIM works to expand the potential of the web for people with disabilities by empowering individuals and organizations to create accessible content. Founded in 1999, WebAIM, which stands for Web Accessibility in Mind, is part of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University and is a large community of developers, webmasters, and individuals with disabilities, that works to provide accessibility training and information. WebAIM maintains the popular WAVE accessibility testing tool.
Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer who has worked to make the digital world more accessible since 1995. She helped negotiate the first web accessibility agreement in the United States in 2000. On her blog, Lainey posts about topics related to accessibility and provides legal opinions on web accessibility court cases.
Sheri Byrne-Haber is an accessibility specialist with degrees in computer science and law. She is a wheelchair user, a mother to a deaf daughter and is an accessibility architect at VMware. In addition, Sheri is a member of W3C’s Silver, ITI & IAAP GLC committees. On her medium blog, Sheri writes about accessibility politics and how organizations can be more inclusive of people with disabilities.