Technical Guidance for Website Accessibility

This section provides a list of resources for web professionals who are looking to make their websites accessible.

Accessibility Checklists

Mobile Accessibility Checklist

WebAIM Section 508 Checklist

WebAIM WCAG 2.0 Checklist

WAVE Cognitive Web Accessibility Checklist

Weco Accessibility Standards Checklist (PDF)

Weco Accessibility Standards Checklist (Word)

Accessibility Examples

Verified Accessibility Samples (Va11yS)

Va11yS is an open source repository of working code examples, demonstrating how to implement accessibility in HTML, CSS, and other languages. To access the repository, follow the “Va11yS” link, which appears under the “GitHub repo activity” heading.

Guidelines and Other Resources

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Techniques for WCAG 2.0 

456 Berea Street

Resource for web developers and content managers.

W3C – Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Adobe and Accessibility

Design and User Experience (what works or does not from a usability standpoint)

U.S. department of Health & Human Services

HHS guide to making a variety of files accessible.

Federal social media gets accessibility toolkit

Announced March 6, 2013

Video Captioning Tips (PDF)

WebAIM: Visual Disabilities – Color-blindness

This page discusses the different types of color blindness and considerations for web design.

Automated Accessibility Checkers

WeCo Accessibility Specialists have used the below automated accessibility checking tools with good results:

Accesssibility Checker for PDF Forms
Juicy Studio Accessibility Toolbar
Functional Accessibility Evaluator
Test Accessibility on Mobile Devices with iOS VoiceOver Screen Reader
WebAIM Color Contrast Checker
WAVE Web Accessibility Tool

See the W3C-WAI’s database of Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools for more options.