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BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines
The BBC Standards and Guidelines for Mobile Accessibility are a set of technology agnostic best practices for mobile web content, hybrid and native apps. This prototype is for use by BBC employees and suppliers and anyone else involved in the development of mobile and native websites and apps. Find out more about the BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines. Continue Reading BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines
Tags: accessibility, audio, BBC, blind user, deaf, Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance, screen reader

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Web Accessibility: A Resource Tool for Transportation Related Websites
More and more travellers are using the websites of transportation service providers to arrange travel. If persons with disabilities are to have equal access to these websites, transportation service providers must ensure that their websites are accessible. This resource tool is intended to help transportation service providers meet that objective. Continue Reading Web Accessibility: A Resource Tool for Transportation Related Websites
Tags: access, accessibility, Canada, Canadian Transportation Agency, CTA, Online / Web Accessibility, Transportation / Travel

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Queens University Accessibility Hub
Guide compiled by Queens University covering accessible event planning, accessibility frameworks, accessible campus and building planning, accessible classrooms, technological accessibility, education and awareness training for educators, mental health supports and the university's accessibility initiatives. Continue Reading Queens University Accessibility Hub
Tags: Education, Online / Web Accessibility

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools

How-To: Accessible Documents
Outline of how to create accessible documents for Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and forms for those who use assistive technology. Continue Reading How-To: Accessible Documents
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Best Practices

Teach Access Tutorial
The Teach Access Tutorial is a hands-on tutorial that covers some best practices for writing accessible software and designing inclusive experiences. Teach Access is a... Continue Reading Teach Access Tutorial

Learning and Training Tools

Accessible Information and Communication: A Guide for Small Business
Checklist for small businesses for accessibility. Topics include physical space, policies, online accessibility, staff training and communications. Continue Reading Accessible Information and Communication: A Guide for Small Business
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance, Public Spaces

Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Why All Designers Need to Understand Color Blindness
Blog post about why color blindness matters and should be considered in all aspects of design. Continue Reading Why All Designers Need to Understand Color Blindness
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Best Practices, Case Studies and References

How to Meet WCAG 2.0
Guide to WCAG 2.0 technology accessibility compliance, including examples of techniques and failures. Continue Reading How to Meet WCAG 2.0
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Techniques for WCAG 2.0
Guide to techniques and applications to make technology compliant to WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines. Continue Reading Techniques for WCAG 2.0
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist for HTML documents
Website with a checklist of WCAG 2.0 web accessibility best practices. Continue Reading WebAIM’s WCAG 2.0 Checklist for HTML documents
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) Project
An online resource and guide to creating accessible office documents in various file formats. Continue Reading Accessible Digital Office Document (ADOD) Project
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Case Studies and References, Learning and Training Tools

Google Accessibility
Reference guide for web accessibility for web developers and technology professionals. Continue Reading Google Accessibility
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Case Studies and References, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Web Aim
Web accessibility training, certification, technical assistance, and monitoring. Continue Reading Web Aim
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Colour Contrast Tool
Tool for checking colour contrast for accessibility Continue Reading Colour Contrast Tool
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Introduction to Web Accessibility
A guide to the basics and best practices of accessible technology design. Continue Reading Introduction to Web Accessibility
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Best Practices, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Web Accessibility Tutorials
Guidance on how to create websites that meet WCAG guidelines. Continue Reading Web Accessibility Tutorials
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Adobe Best Practices Guide for Accessibility
Guide to creating web accessible Adobe Acrobat PDF documents. Continue Reading Adobe Best Practices Guide for Accessibility
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Inclusive Design Toolkit
Toolkit on Inclusive Design, focusing on improving user experience and exploring user needs. Includes tools, resources and case studies. Continue Reading Inclusive Design Toolkit
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Case Studies and References, Learning and Training Tools

Accessible Information and Communication Technologies Benefits to Business and Society
Article highlighting businesses that reap the commercial benefits of demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Continue Reading Accessible Information and Communication Technologies Benefits to Business and Society
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Case Studies and References, Learning and Training Tools

Moving together- Mobile apps for inclusion and assistance
Research report which demonstrates the variety of what organizations and app developers can do to quickly and easily to make their apps more accessible. Continue Reading Moving together- Mobile apps for inclusion and assistance
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility

Case Studies and References, Learning and Training Tools

Accessible Information and Communication A Guide for Small Business
Guide for small businesses on accessible communication according to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements. Continue Reading Accessible Information and Communication A Guide for Small Business
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Case Studies and References, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

IT Accessibility Risk Statements and Evidence
Document about accessibility-related risks for information technology professionals should consider in their risk management processes. Continue Reading IT Accessibility Risk Statements and Evidence
Tags: Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Case Studies and References, Research and Statistics, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Raising the Floor Infographic
Infographic about Raising the Floor's solutions for people who have digital and technological accessibility needs. Continue Reading Raising the Floor Infographic
Tags: Goods and Services, Online / Web Accessibility

Infographics

Rick Hansen Foundation Infographic
Statistics about disabilities in Canada and worldwide, and the Rick Hansen Foundation's initiatives. Continue Reading Rick Hansen Foundation Infographic
Tags: Employment / Workplace, Public Spaces

Infographics

Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files
Guidebook for Adobe Acrobat PDF authors on how to make their files web accessible. Continue Reading Creating Accessible Adobe PDF Files
Tags: Education, Employment / Workplace, Goods and Services, Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Best Practices, Learning and Training Tools, Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Guide to Accessible Documents
A.O.D.A. is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, passed in 2005. This Act is meant to create accessibility for all Ontarians with disabilities by January 1, 2025. Continue Reading Guide to Accessible Documents
Tags: Education, Employment / Workplace, Goods and Services, Online / Web Accessibility, Policy & Compliance

Standards, Compliance, Guidelines

Access Now
Crowd-sourced worldwide accessibility map, categorizing places by quality of access. Continue Reading Access Now
Tags: Goods and Services, Online / Web Accessibility, Public Spaces

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