Web Accessibility Resources
This is a frequently updated and enhanced list of useful web accessibility resources. Check back often for updates and new links!
Development and Testing
- Color Contrast Analyser – to test the contrast of your text against its background
- Headings map – A Firefox add-on to check whether your heading structure is logical
- Tenon – A site and API to check against various accessibilitz criteria. You can use the API to hook into your automated checks in a build process.
- axe - Web site testing tools and software, works directly in your browser or your continuous integration.
- Auditing for accessibility issues with Firefox developer tools - An overview of how to use the Firefox developer tools for auditing your web site's accessibility.
- Learn web accessibility - the introduction to web accessibility found on MDN.
Things you should definitely watch or read
- Design Like We Give A Damn – One of the best recent presentations on the future of web accessibility, given by Léonie Watson in 2014.
- What is WAI-ARIA, what does it do for me, and what not? – by Yours truly. An introduction to some concepts of WAI-ARIA for web developers.
- Using WAI-ARIA in HTML – Gives some very important rules of using WAI-ARIA in HTML, the first of which is: Do Not Use Unless You Absolutely Have To!
This is a new section where I list recommendations sent to me in one form or another, but which I haven't thoroughly curated myself. Use at your own risk.
To be continued…