Image of a Mac I created a list of resources I plan to use and feel I can recommend. The goal is to continually update this list as the project continues with the information I learn and use.

Resource Guide

  • HTML CodeSniffer. HTML CodeSniffer is a browser plugin showing errors and warnings for each page.
  • WAVE WebAIM.  Run your website through this website and see the errors it generates. This can give you specific areas to focus on and improve.
  • WCAG Standards – Quick Reference. One of the first things I have learned on this journey is the ADA doesn’t have the actual standards. The WCAG standards are the standards behind the ADA, Section 504, and Section 508.
  • Introduction to WCAG. Need an overview before you jump in, this website is the place to start.
  • W3C. Standards for web design.
  • Improving Website Accessibility. From Section 508, this source will lead you through the specifics.
  • Accessible Colors. Type in text color and size information and your background color for analysis. It will provide recommendations to fix issues.
  • Website Planet.  Great overview of what accessibility is, and what can be done on your site.
  • Internet Navigation for the Visually Impaired. Easy to find instructions on how to find accessibility settings in different operating systems and browsers. In addition, it explains the adaptability issues you are trying to help, additional solutions, and more.

Overall, while it’s a bit overwhelming – most of the information points to three keys to accessibility: Making sure mark-up is complete especially image tags, following good coding standards and good writing/using headers, and overall creating a great page. Save Save