I work at a government/educational institution, which means we are required, by law, to provide a level of accessibility in all our communications, not just web pages, but other kinds of electronic communication.
I keep reaching for these links to share to colleagues. Hope they are helpful for you as well.
- ADA stands for “Americans with Disabilities Act”
- “Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act went into effect specifying the requirements for accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that each federal agency needed to follow.” Section508.gov
- Section 408 Standards, but refers 508 prior to March 2017
Health and Human Services
Free Browser Tools
- Site Improve: Accessibilty Checker Plugin for Chrome
- WAVE Accessibility Plugin for Firefox and Chrome
- NoCoffee: Vision Simulator for Chrome – Blindness is a spectrum, with a variety of presenting challenges.
- Site Improve Service – We have a subscription to this, and we have installed the Drupal Module as well.
- Chromevox – Chrome browser – Free
- Guide Windows $795
- JAWS Windows $1200-$900
- Narrator – Included in Windows 10 operating system
- NVDA Windows Free/open source
- VoiceOver – Included in for Mac/phone/tablet Apple Operating systems.
- WebAnywhere Browser based – Free
- ZoomText Windows Magnifier and Screen Reader $600
Additional Useful Sites
- Intro to Web Accessibility
- Essential Accessibility: How to Comply
- Essential Accessibility: WCAG 2.0 Checklist