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Accessibility Support Resources

Downloadable Documents:

 

Web Accessibility Fundamentals & WCAG Guidelines

Web Accessibility Fundamentals & WCAG Guidelines

September 2015

Download: Web Accessibility Fundamentals & WCAG Guidelines (PDF)

Enabling People with Disabilities at the workplace

Enabling People with Disabilities at the workplace

July 2014

Download: Enabling People with Disabilities at the workplace (PDF)

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PWD Minds in Action

July 2014

Download: PWD Minds in Action (PDF)

 

Other Useful Resources:

Web Accessibility Webinar recordings:

(Below are the links for the transcribed videos. Remember to enable captions under "subtitles")

 

IT Standards for Accessibility

The need to remove barriers to accessing the web is a critical consideration to ensure everyone including Persons with Disabilities are able to leverage the opportunities provided by information and communication technologies, access and use information and resources that can better lives. Wikipedia refers to web accessibility “the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to information and functionality.” The need to include ‘accessibility’ is very much a business imperative – would business be so unwise to purposely exclude a large percent of their potential customers from their web sites, products and services?

To help organizations start on their web accessibility journey, we have listed a set of resources that explain the principals of web accessibility and IT standards, along with detailed ‘to-do” guides for developers.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.

W3C publishes documents that define Web technologies. These documents follow a process (Read more about ProcessLink opens new window) designed to promote consensus, fairness, public accountability, and quality. At the end of this process, W3C publishes Recommendations (Read more about Recommendations Link opens new window), which are considered Web standards.

 

Listed below are the links for Web Standards and Document Standards that can be used as guidelines to build your organizational practices towards Web Accessibility.

 

 

 

Document Standards

 
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