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Checklists

Guidelines

    ​18F Accessibility Guide β€” hub of accessibility resources and principles by government office 18F
    ​Empathy Prompts β€” open source list of considerations & challenges to help build empathy
    ​Google Material Design Accessibility Principles β€” practices for color, sound, motion, layout, copy, hierarchy, focus, and implementation
    ​Inclusive Design Principles β€” seven clear principles to follow to put people first, by leading experts The Paciello Group
    ​Microsoft Inclusive Design Principles β€” Microsoft’s guidelines for designing accessible and inclusive experiences, including a detailed manual (.pdf) with awesome visualizations, and activity cards for considerations & challenges while brainstorming

Industry leaders, educators, and consultants

Online courses

Pattern/component libraries

Requirements and standards

    β€‹πŸŒ WCAG 2.0 β€” the W3C’s β€œWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines” web standards specification
    β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ADA β€” Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities
    β€‹πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Section 508 β€” amendment to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act federally mandating all tech developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to persons with disabilities
    β€‹πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ AODA β€” Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, enacted for the province to become β€œaccessible for people with disabilities by 2025”
    ​Accessible-email.org β€” browser-based semantic analysis to report a11y and usability issues errors in marketing emails
    ​Colors palettes & contrast testing tools β€” listed in the β€œColors” category πŸ‘‡
    ​HTML5 Accessibility β€” lists current accessibility support status of HTML5 features across major browsers
    ​pa11y β€” automated accessibility testing on the command line for programmatic accessibility reporting
    ​tota11y β€” Khan Academy’s jQuery-based semantic analysis that can be inserted into a page or run as a bookmarklet

Further reading

    ​Accessibility Wins β€” single-serving Tumblr showcasing small victories in accessible web design and development
    ​Awesome Accessibility β€” a curated list of awesome accessibility tools, articles and resources on GitHub
    ​Books on accessibility β€” listed in the β€œBooks” category πŸ‘‡
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