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Access/Accommodations -- Web accessibility

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This website provides services, tools, instructional media, and other resources dedicated to the development of accessible web content for persons with disabilities. Examples of some services available to users include: Accessible Website Certification; Training; Consulting; Evaluation Services including WAVE, a tool that instantly checks any...
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This Keys to Access website was developed by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP)  to provide guidelines for creating high-quality captions and descriptions for online media. Keys to Access includes some background information about DCMP as well as detailed descriptions of both captions and descriptions. Both the Caption Key and the...
This tool, made available by TPGi, can be used to "determine the legibility of text and the contrast of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators." Colour Contrast Analyser features include: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 compliance indicators, several ways to set colors, support for alpha transparency on...
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Tanaguru Contrast Finder is a free online tool that determines whether color scheme(s) chosen for a website are sufficiently contrasting. The tool utilizes the international minimum contrast ratio established by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Tanaguru Contrast Finder will suggest similar colors that meet contrast requirements if the...
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This website features "strategies, standards, and supporting resources to help you make the Web more accessible to people with disabilities." Sections of the website include: Accessibility Fundamentals, Planning & Policies, Design & Develop, Test & Evaluate, Teach & Advocate, and Standard/Guidelines. Each section features important concepts and...
This tool, made available by WebAIM, provides a simple way to check the accessibility of a web page's content. WAVE can be used by entering the URL of interest and WAVE will display the page marked up with embedded icons indicating potential accessibility errors, alerts, features, and other information. The left sidebar presents a summary of what...
This course, made available by Udacity, Inc., provides users with "hands-on experience making web applications accessible." The self-paced course begins by explaining "when and why users need accessibility," and covers additional topics such as how to make it possible for site visitors to navigate a page using a keyboard rather than a mouse, how to...
This website, made available by the Center for Persons with Disabilities, features an interactive tool that can be used to check the contrast between two colors against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Foreground color and background color can be entered by their RGB hexadecimal value or selected by a pop up box. The WebAIM Color Contrast...
This tool, made available by Squiz, is a client-side script that checks HTML source code and detects violations of a defined coding standard. The tool can be used by running HTML_CodeSniffer inside a browser after a bookmarklet has been added to the bookmarks bar. The sample public version will check a site for conformance with the Web Content...
This webpage, made available by Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at Cast, Inc., describes one of the four qualities of an accessible user experience that are captured by the acronym POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust). The principles in Designing for Accessibility with POUR come from the Web Content Accessibility...
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