Accessibility Resources

INDEX maintains these lists of accessibility resources to help the public make online content accessible.

Accessibility Testing

Accessibility testing is an important part of usability testing. It ensures a web site can be enjoyed by seniors and by people who are blind or deaf; or who have cognitive disabilities, such as Dyslexia.

Cognitive Web Accessibility

For people with cognitive disabilities, content has to be accessible too. It should be delivered in the way a person understands best, such as via video, text-to-speech, and/or simple language.

Simplifying Text

Simplifying text helps many populations, including: people with cognitive disabilities, seniors, non-native language speakers, the functionally illiterate, and children.

Readability

How can text be written so it is easily understood?

Promoter

Who promotes ICT accessibility by people with cognitive disabilities?

Development

These resources are for web developers. They include code bases, sample apps, and design principles.

Accessible Forms

How can online forms be created so even the blind can use them?

Accessible PDF Development

Resources describing accessible PDF evaluation and development.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

These resources are all about the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).  These are the standards against which all web sites are evaluated.

Laws

Lots of information about “Information and Communications Technologies” ICT accessibility laws and lawsuits.

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