Six Tools for a More Accessible Website

Thank you to all those at HighEdWeb Michigan 2016 for attending C2's panel discussion on web accessibility. Whether you missed the conference, were at another session, or simply misplaced our takeaway, here are six free tools your teams can use to being providing a more accessible website starting today: 

WebAIM WAVE Accessibility Tool

WAVE is a great resource for developers to make web content more accessible. While only human users can determine if content is truly accessible, WAVE can help evaluate the accessibility of a site’s content.

Lea Verou's Contrast Ratio Checker 

This tool tests whether a combination of colors passes WCAG 2.0 standards for contrast ratios. It accepts common hexadecimal and CSS color definitions, including semitransparent colors and color keywords.

ChromeVox Screen Reader Plugin

ChromeVox is a screen reader plugin on Google Chrome for users with visual impairments. How well the
screen reader can crawl and read a site provides insight into barriers for assistive technologies.

How to Meet WCAG 2.0 

This document outlines the specific guidelines from the WCAG. It also identifies common techniques
and failures when addressing accessibility issues.

ITIC Section 508 Checklist

This document provides a checklist comparing your site against Section 508 standards. The relevant section of the document is Section 1194.22, “Web-based Internet information and applications.”

The C2 Group's Web Accessibility Webinar

The C2 Group discussed web accessibility, including ADA Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance, its
importance, and how ensuring an inclusive web experience provides value to your organization.