If up to now you haven’t prioritised the accessibility of your website, but have been intending to, it’s the perfect opportunity to make the move. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is often a great time to get started on improving web accessibility and give this important activity the time it deserves.
When teams tackle accessibility for the first time, they often lack confidence and knowledge in the topic. Thankfully, there are a huge number of useful resources that can really help you get started. Here are 15 useful resources, including a number of useful articles from this blog, that can help you consider your approaches and get you up and running.
The definitive guidelines on accessibility from the Web Accessibility Initiative, including both WCAG 2.0 and 2.1.
A quick reference guide to the guidelines from the Web Accessibility Initiative, although still quite detailed.
Useful overview from the GOV.UK service manual slanted towards public sector organisations, but good for all those starting out with accessibility.
Another useful quick read from the folks at GOV.UK, again part of the service manual.
Details of this important annual event and what is happening around the world to mark it.
An incredible website benchmarking resource that includes accessibility. Years of data across different sectors including UK public sector organisations help you to benchmark your organisation.
Some tips from Sitemorse on how to make the business case for accessibility.
Some statistics and numbers that you can use in a business case or in discussions with stakeholders.
Each week we feature an update with all the latest accessibility news relating to compliance, guidance, legal action and more. It’s a great way to keep up to date on what’s happening. The link above shows a typical recent update.
Some tips from Sitemorse on writing an accessibility statement for your website.
A model accessibility statement from the GDS that can be used as a template or starting point for your own.
A two-part thought piece from us about how the importance of accountability in improving accessibility and what needs to be in place to make that happen.
Thoughts from Sitemorse that gives context to the tools you need to use for improving accessibility.
This is aimed at users rather than digital teams, but it includes some useful explanations and may be worth dipping into when thinking about how you want to support your users.
Some tips from Sitemorse on keeping accessibility in mind during the current pandemic.
We hope you found these links useful!