Instructional Media Center

How to Make Your Website Accessible to Everyone

  • Auditing Your Website for Accessibility: A humorous and informative look at getting started with website accessibility and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
  • Developing an Accessible Website: See how the team from the previous video teaches a resistant designer about the importance of access for people with disabilities and build’s an accessible site.
  • The keyboard with one key: A first person account of how a young man with severe cerebral palsy operates the computer using accessibility features inherent in the Mac.
  • Disability-led Innovations for the Masses: How technologies, originally created for people with disabilities, have become technologies that everyone can use everyday and how the inclusion of these technologies in the classroom can benefit everyone. The first 8-10 minutes of the video are of particular relevance.
  • Demystifying WCAG 2.0: An Intro to Web, Office, InDesign, and PDF Accessibility: Web accessibility is a growing priority across industries, and in light of recent lawsuits, the threat of non-compliance in higher education is very real. However, bringing an entire organization up to accessibility standards can be daunting. In this webinar, David Berman, the #1 rated speaker on the topic of web accessibility standards as well as an international expert in the field, will provide you with strategies for meeting WCAG 2.0 standards in various design platforms.
  • 10 Tips for Creating Accessible Web Content with WCAG 2.0: Web accessibility is a hot topic right now, with lawsuits, a Section 508 refresh, and the impending requirements of WCAG 2.0 fresh on people’s minds. In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, the Digital Media Professional Specialist and leader of the Web Accessibility Group at University of Georgia, will walk you through 10 tips for creating accessible websites following the international standard WCAG 2.0.
Creating Accessible Images
  • DIAGRAM Center: This website contains information and resources about creating accessible images. The Poet training module may be of particular interest to content creators who need to describe images for alternative text or other mediums.
General Resources
Web Accessibility Testing Tools
  • Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) and AInspector Sidebar: Use these tools for testing single websites. Either from a URL or through a browser plugin.
  • Tenon: Use this flexible API to integrate accessibility testing into your daily workflow.
  • Deque FireEyes: Used standalone or integrated with the Deque Worldspace Enterprise server this Firebug add-in gives you an accessibility testing tab right in Firebug.