Use these resources to gain a better understanding of why accessibility is important, how to take an inclusive approach to content and how to test for accessibility.
Inclusive Design Research Centre (http://idrc.ocadu.ca/)
An international community of inclusive designers, developers and advocates.
UK Home Office Designing for Accessibility posters (PDF 519.83KB) (https://education.nsw.gov.au/gef/media/documents/Home_Office_AC_posters.pdf)
Posters to print out and remind you how to make your content accessible for different access needs.
Colour Contrast Analyser (http://www.paciellogroup.com/resources/contrast- analyser.html)
Download tool to check legibility and contrast.
Colour contrast checker.
Colour picker and checker.
WAVE browser plugin tool (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wave- evaluation-tool/jbbplnpkjmmeebjpijfedlgcdilocofh)
For Chrome – shows ARIA errors and other accessibility errors.
Functional Accessibility Evaluator (https://fae.disability.illinois.edu/anonymous/?Anonymous%20Report=/)
Evaluate websites against WCAG.
Vision Australia Web Accessibility Toolbar (http://www.visionaustralia.org/digital-access-wat)
Download toolbar to evaluate websites against WCAG.
Wuhcag checklist (https://www.wuhcag.com/wcag-checklist/)
Check website accessibility without the WCAG jargon.
People with accessibility needs may use assistive technology to access content. Testing your content with these technologies is the most accurate way of making sure it’s accessible.
Free screen reader available for download (request IT support to install).
Use these resources to help optimise your content in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, websites or any text publishing platform.
W3C Tips on writing for web accessibility (http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/tips/writing.html)
Comprehensive guide to web writing accessibility
Document accessibility toolbar (https://www.visionaustralia.org/business-and- professionals/digital-access-consulting/resources/document-accessibility- toolbar#download)
A free download that adds accessibility features to your Microsoft Office ribbon.
4Syllables accessibility resources
Use these resources to optimise PDFs for accessibility.
Create and verify PDF accessibility (https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create- verify-pdf-accessibility.html)
How to create accessible PDFs.
Acrobat Pro DC Accessible Forms and Interactive Documents (https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat/creating-accessible-forms.html? sdid=KSOUJ)
How to optimise forms and interactive documents for accessibility.
Performing OCR on a scanned PDF (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20- TECHS/PDF7.html)
Using the optical character recognition tool in Acrobat to turn a scanned document into actual text.
Use these resources to optimise data for accessibility.
Creating accessible Excel workbooks (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Creating-accessible-Excel-workbooks-6cc05fc5-1314-48b5-8eb3- 683e49b3e593)
What to look out for in Excel and how to optimise workbooks for accessibility.
Accessible Math (http://diagramcenter.org/accessible-math-tools-tips-and- training.htm)
Resources and tools to make maths accessible.
Use these resources for making rich and multimedia content like audio and video accessible.
Images and graphics
A tool to help choose accessible colours and fonts.
Diagrammar content model (http://diagramcenter.org/standards-and- practices/content-model.html)
A framework for making images and graphics accessible.
WebAIM Alternative Text (http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/)
How to correctly use alternative text.
Video and transcription guidelines (https://www.digital.nsw.gov.au/digital-design-system/accessibility/documents-media)
How to ensure digital media meets accessability guidelines.
Amara editor (http://www.amara.org/en/)
Free tool for video captioning, subtitles and translation.
YouTube automatic captions editor.
Synchrimedia MovieCaptioner (http://www.synchrimedia.com/)
Captioning software for PC/Mac desktop.
WebAIM Captions, Transcripts, and Audio Descriptions (http://webaim.org/techniques/captions/)
How to create videos accessibly.
Some companies offer content accessibility audits and can recreate content to comply with accessibility standards. This can be helpful if you have a lot of content to make accessible in a short period of time, however it won’t help build capacity and skills across your team.