Here are my favourite go-to places to learn about Web Accessibility. Each has it’s own distinct purpose and strengths. No one place provides all the answers, but together they provide the backbone of this strand of my personal learning community.
A recent event has prompted me to do a “shout out” for the way each commits to sharing learning and expertise:
- Web Aim – My go-to space when I really want to understand the nitty gritty of web accessibility. My particular favourite pages are the Web accessibility for Designers page and the Wave Toolbar.
- Tech Ease 4 All by Luis Perez – a US based educator with a passion for bringing conversations about accessible practice into the education space.
- W3Schools – html help
- AFB (American Foundation for the Blind) – How to make your blog accessible to people who are blind.
- AccessAbility: a teacher-friendly portal on online accessibility practices, developed and facilitated by Pennsylvania State University.
- JISC Tech dis: UK advisory service on technologies for inclusion and accessibility.
- Nielsen Norman Group website: home of Jakob Nielsen and the alert box newsletter and my writing online, usability anchor.
Lastly I would like to acknowledge the work of CAST: the Center of Applied Special Technology, the National Center for Universal Design for Learning and the awesome and incredible international #UDLchat Twitter community, without whom I would be quite stuck. You know who you are 🙂