Getting Started with Web Accessibility
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. Please look around the WAI website and let us know if you can't find what you're looking for, or have any suggestions.
- Accessibility - W3C
- The first place to start for a short introduction to Web accessibility.
- Introduction to Web Accessibility
- Introduces Web accessibility and links to additional resources.
- Essential Components of Web Accessibility
- Shows how Web accessibility depends on several components of Web development and interaction working together and shows the relationship between the WAI guidelines: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG), and User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG).
- Web Accessibility Perspectives: Explore the Impact and Benefits for Everyone
- Explores the impact of accessibility for people with disabilities and the benefits for everyone. Introduces 10 web accessibility topics with short videos, brief descriptions, and links to learn more. Tag line:
Web Accessibility: Essential for some, Useful for all
- Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization
- Presents benefits and costs of Web accessibility and includes guidance on incorporating these aspects into a specific organization's business case. Includes separate pages for Social Factors, Technical Factors, Financial Factors, and Legal & Policy Factors, and a collection of supporting Resources.
- Tips for Getting Started with Web Accessibility
- Introduces some basic considerations for making your website more accessible to people with disabilities, and provides links to additional guidance.
For People Who Use the Web
- Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer
- Provides references to help you customize your particular web browser and computer setup, including links to detailed documentation and step-by-step guides.
- Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites
- Encourages telling organizations about accessibility barriers on their website. Provides guidance on identifying key contacts, describing the problem, and following up as needed. Includes tips and sample e-mails.
- Web Accessibility First Aid: Approaches for Interim Repairs is intended to help with the situation: "I need to make my website accessible and I don't even know where to start!" It provides guidance on addressing short-term accessibility fixes.
- How People with Disabilities Use the Web for detailed examples of people with different disabilities using websites, applications, browsers, and authoring tools.
- Accessibility Principles introduces some of the web accessibility requirements and provides references to the international accessibility standards from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- WCAG 2 at a Glance is a brief summary of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for websites and web applications.
- Finding Your WAI to New Web Accessibility Resources for a list of new resources and how to find more.