W3CWeb Accessibility initiative

Web Accessibility Resources from W3C WAI

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. See www.w3.org/WAI/ for links to resources such as those below:

Accessibility - W3C
Briefly 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.
Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web"
Introduces detailed examples of people with different disabilities using websites, applications, browsers, and authoring tools.
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, Legal and Policy Factors, and a collection of supporting Resources.
Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web:
Making a Website Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices
Introduces the significant overlap between making a website accessible for a mobile device and for people with disabilities. Links to Experiences Shared by People with Disabilities and by People Using Mobile Devices and Relationship between Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Involving Users in Web Projects for Better, Easier Accessibility
Describes how project managers, designers, and developers can better understand accessibility issues and implement more effective accessibility solutions in their websites and web applications; browsers, media players, and assistive technologies; authoring tools such as content management systems (CMS), blog software, and WYSIWYG editors; standards and policies on accessibility; web technologies and technical specifications.

Usable Accessibility Resources

Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design
A book that helps designers and developers create websites, software, hardware, and consumer products that are accessible to people with disabilities, provide a better user experience for all, and realize the additional benefits of accessibility. Available online.