Accessibility concepts for everyone
The following concepts are crucial for accessibility, and you’ll need to learn them whether you’re a content editor or a web developer:
Automated accessibility checkers for everyone
Here are some excellent tools for running automated accessibility checks. These tools are extremely useful, but they can’t check everything.
- Siteimprove is a robust service that’s available for all UC websites.
- WAVE is a free browser extension.
- Accessibility bookmarklets allow you to quickly see page structure. (free)
- Grackle Docs, Grackle Sheets, and Grackle Slides are Google Add-ons (free and paid versions).
Web content editors
If you’re using a content management system that was designed to be accessible (such as Open Berkeley), then many accessibility features will be “baked in.” However, you’ll need to learn basic concepts and techniques to ensure any content you create is accessible.
- Learn the “accessibility concepts for everyone” (listed above).
- Learn about requirements for videos and podcasts.
- More training and resources are coming soon.
Many of the requirements for documents are the same as they are for web pages. It’s just the design process that differs.
- Make Word documents accessible
- How to create accessible Google Docs (coming soon)
- Check back soon for PDF guidance.
Web designers and developers
- WCAG 2.0 A, AA Quick Reference
- W3C / WAI: Tips for developing
- W3C: ARIA Overview
- W3C: ARIA Authoring Practices and Design Patterns
- Testing tools
- Accessibility Insights (free, robust tool for manual and automated testing; for web, Android, and Windows apps)
- Axe DevTools (free Chrome extension, and a paid version)
- ARC Toolkit (free extension)
- Mobile accessibility