Guidance and resources

The following is a listing of some of the best resources on website and mobile app accessibility. The most authoritative source of information on web accessibility is the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). While we do not endorse any of the companies that provide some of the other resources, we regularly use or follow their advice.  


What is accessibility?

Web Accessibility Perspectives from the WAI Web Accessibility Initiative Logo

Web accessibility is essential for people with disabilities and useful for all. Learn from the WAI about the impact of accessibility and the benefits for everyone in a variety of situations. (7:36 minutes)

Explanation of why web accessibility is important with video’s in page which illustrate the barriers faced by people with various disabilities including temporary limitations e.g. broken arm. The videos have examples of how web accessibility issues cause barriers on PCs, tablets and mobile phones.

Collection of articles on how people with various disabilities use technology, each article focuses on one disability e.g. How do Deaf and Hard of Hearing People use Technology.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web said: The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Good introduction to the opportunities and barriers created by the internet for people with disabilities. Sections on HTML, ARIA and CSS accessibility, document and media accessibility and evaluation, testing and tools.

Designing accessible websites

Google Chrome Developers and Rod Dodson discuss some of the important considerations when making edits to the design of a website for improved accessibility.

Demonstration by screen reader user highlighting the importance of alt text etc. for this technology.

Developer with Google talks about why it is important to think accessibility from the start focussing on screen readers.