Free Accessibility Tools and Guidance

UK Gov - Guidance and tools for digital accessibility

Find the best guidance and tools to meet the accessibility regulations.

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UK Gov - Optimise Spread Sheets for Accessibility

Spreadsheets are a common way to share data. Use this information to help you avoid common errors, improve interoperability and create more accessible spreadsheets.

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UK Gov: Using persona profiles to test accessibility

In 2017, the Accessibility Team at the Government Digital Service (GDS) created accessibility personas to highlight common barriers faced by people with particular conditions and provide tips on how to design for them.

These user profiles are used by teams such as user researchers and developers to create services that are accessible to all. For instance, there is a persona for Pawel, a user with Asperger’s and one for Simone, a dyslexic user.

While personas can be a great tool by themselves, we wanted to let people experience the web as that user. So, we created login profiles for each persona. These login profiles simulate the user’s condition and the tools he or she may be using to help with that condition.

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13 Letters Accessibility Podast

“Accessibility” is more than just a setting on your phone or something you do to help the disabled – it’s the reason we have talking devices, voice recognition and sidewalk ramps. We couldn’t have an inclusive, diverse society without accessibility specialists working behind the scenes to make sure products and services work for everyone. 13 Letters features some of the world’s leading accessibility minds, talking about what they do and how accessibility affects billions of people every day.

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A11ycasts with Rob Dodson on Youtube

Want to build accessible apps? Rod Dodson is teaching those fundamentals in his new series dedicated entirely to the art of accessibility. Meet A11ycasts!

A11ycasts is short for AccessibilityCasts (a11y is a common shortening of the term accessibility because there are 11 letters in between the ""A"" and the ""Y""). The goal of A11ycasts is to teach developers how accessibility works all the way down at the platform level, while also demonstrating real world accessibility problems and solutions to fix them.

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A11y Rules Podcast

There is a lot of information about how to make the web accessible. There isn’t so much information about the people working to make the web accessible. Over the years that I’ve been involved with web accessibility, I have met a lot of very interesting people. I wanted to learn more about them, and meet new people involved in one way or another with web accessibility.

The A11y Rules Podcast is the result of this desire.

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Aaron Cannon, Blind Web Developer on Vimeo

Aaron Cannon, blind since birth, shows how he (and other blind users) browses the web using screen reader technology. Presentation given November 2007 at LDS Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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AbilityNet Live! Free events about technology and disability

AbilityNet is a series of live online events to help share useful information for disabled people and their carers and employers.

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Accessibility Checker

A free website accessibility checker offering 5 webpages of free testing per day.

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Accessibility Statement Free Generator by WC3

This tool helps you create an accessibility statement for your own website, mobile application, or other digital content. You can download the statement you created, and further customize, style, and brand it.

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Accessibility Talks on Youtube

We are a virtual meet-up group that features speakers and conversations around the topic of digital accessibility. Find us and on Twitter @A11yTalks

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ARC Toolkit - Free Accessibility Tester - Google Chrome Extension

Quickly uncover and resolve accessibility issues on any web page with TPGi’s single-page, on-demand, accessibility testing tool.

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Can I Play That? Gaming Review and Resources

Can I Play That? works to share stories that influence game updates, inform disabled players, educate and entertain players and developers, and provide a voice for one of the largest player bases in the industry.

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Coblis —Color Blindness Simulator

"Colblindor at presents all you ever wanted to know, learn and try out concerning color blindness. Please feel free to browse the site and find online color blindness tests, some tools to check color names or many interesting facts. I hope you will find a lot of useful information on any form and type of color vision deficiency. If you still have an open question, feel free to contact me directly." — Daniel from Colblindor

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Color Laboratory

This color laboratory allows you to select colors and see how they appear next to one another, and in various foreground/background combinations. It also allows you to see those colors as they might appear to color-blind users.

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CSS Analyzer

Use CSS Analyzer tool to get more optimized CSS code and ready for use on Mobile Web. Please enter your CSS code or your CSS code URL into textbox below and than press "Analyze CSS!" button. For more options to optimize your CSS code, select More Options.

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FABLE Assistive Technology Glossary

A glossary of terms relating to all things accessibility!

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Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.3

The Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) evaluates a website or a single web page based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level A and AA requirements.

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Future Learn: Free Introduction to UX and Accessible Design

Explore the world of user interfaces and accessible design, and discover how you can start a career as a UX designer.

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Inclusive Learning Design Handbook

The FLOE Inclusive Learning Design Handbook (ILDH) is a free Open Educational Resource (OER) designed to assist in creating adaptable and personalizable educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning preferences and individual needs.

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InEx: a show about inclusive design

A podcast exploring inclusive design.

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Learning to Code and Create

We’re designing educational coding tools for kids who have been left out of learning—especially those with complex needs. We’re also sharing free creative activities, lessons, and projects that help kids learn, develop social and communication skills, and express themselves with code.

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Microsoft Gaming Accessibility Fundamentals Learning Path

A free course offered on MS Learn to broaden the understanding of what “game accessibility” is. This resource is intended to establish foundational knowledge that will help bridge the disability divide and increase the number of people coming into the field by providing ways to ‘validate’ accessibility knowledge of the learner. At completion of the course, the learner receives a virtual “badge” to certify completion and sharable.

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Our Doors Are Open - Accessibility and Inclusion for Faith Communities

Our Doors Are Open offers faith communities creative ideas and guidance to increase inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities.

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Sa11y Open Source Accessibility Tool

Most accessibility tools are designed for developers and often require knowledge of code to make sense of the results. Sa11y is designed for content authors and focuses on content related issues and successes.

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The A11y Project

The A11y Project is an Open Source site, allowing developers to collaborate and provide helpful advice and information.

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The Agile Accessibility Handbook

A free e-book guide to accessible software.

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The Stanca Act - Italian Web Accessibility Law

Understanding Accessibility: WCAG’s 13 Guidelines with Kasey Bonifacio on Youtube

Accessibility is critical, but it can be confusing. Kasey Bonafacio will demystify the 13 WCAG guidelines and show examples of each guideline in action, empowering you to improve accessibility in your projects. Slides are provided in the video description.

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools

WAVE®is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content. Our philosophy is to focus on issues that we know impact end users, facilitate human evaluation, and to educate about web accessibility.

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WC3 - Free Introduction to Web Accessibility

Get a strong foundation in digital accessibility to make your websites and apps work well for people with disabilities, meet international standards, and provide a better user experience for everyone.

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Weavly - Learn about coding

Weavly is a tool designed for everyone to learn about coding. Explore activities and discover new ways to turn your ideas into reality and share your creations with others.

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

These guidelines explain how to makeWeb content accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines are intended for allWeb content developers(page authors and site designers) and for developers ofauthoring tools.

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We Count - Creating an inclusive data ecosystem

We Count is a community-driven project to address the inherent bias against small minorities and outliers in artificial intelligence and data analytics. Disability often places you at the margins of a data set. More and more critical decisions are made and automated using data. Current artificial intelligence can automate and amplify existing discrimination.

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Accessibility Testing Freelancers

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