Accessibility in web pages and web applications is a big topic. There are different tools that you can use to design websites, build applications and create content. ABLE Tech has put together information from a lot of the different platforms below.
Lots of different kinds of files go into web pages, too. For information about Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat PDF, we have a page dedicated to document accessibility. The different kinds of documents that you upload to a website, online course or other digital tool need to be accessible, too.
General Web Accessibility
- ABLE Tech Keyboard Accessibility Quick Reference Guide for PC Users
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Accessibility Fundamentals
- W3C Self-Paced Web Acessibility Course
- WebAIM Introduction to Accessibility
Web Accessibility Testing
- WebAIM WCAG 2.1 Checklist
- W3C WAI Accessibility Testing Resources
- Get started: WAI Easy Checks
- Scoping: WCAG Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM)
- Basic Accessibility Testing Checklist
- A11y Coffee
- WebAIM – Screen Reader Testing
- WebAIM – Testing Tools
- Includes guides for different screen readers
- Deque University Screen Reader Cheatsheets
There are a couple of websites that show the differences, both in presentation and in structure, between accessible and inaccessible web pages. Use these to practice your website accessibility testing and experiment with different tools.
- Before and After Accessible University demo sites show the same site. The Before site is not accessible and the After site is.
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Before and After Demo (BAD). Again, a great way to practice your testing methods and play with tools.
Content Management System (CMS) Resources
Content Management System platforms, or CMS platforms, allow people to more easily change and add content to web pages. We have put together a list of accessibility resources from some of the more popular. The list includes some of the web site building platforms as well.
- Adobe Experience Manager
Learning Management System (LMS) and Instructional Design Resources
Learning Management System, or LMS, platforms allow instructors to make instructional material for all levels of school and professional training in the workplace. We have accessibility resources for several of the widely used tools and platforms.
- Explore Access Designing an Accessible Online Course
- Canvas General Accessibility Design Guidelines
- Accessibility within Canvas (guidance for assistive technology users)
- Desire2Learn (D2L)
- Taleo Learn
- SumTotal LMS
- Oracle LMS
- Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist