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Web Accessibility

Introduction to designing websites with accessibility in mind, including tools, tutorials, and tips.

Introduction to Web Accessibility

For truly universal web projects, projects should be accessible to people with varied abilities. This is not only a matter of reach and ethics, but mandated by the World Wide Web Consortium and further codified in United States law. The following resources provide thorough introductions to the principles of web accessibility and overviews of the World Wide Web Consortium guidelines and United States law pertaining to web accessibility.

Principles of Web Accessibility

  • WebAIM's Introduction to Web Accessibility is a helpful introduction to how people with different disabilities experience the web, along with a list of guidelines and accessibility tutorials
  • WebAIM’s Considering User Perspectives uses a chart to summarize web design issues
  • Mozilla Developers Network What is Accessibility article discusses some of the assistive technologies used by people with disabilities and outlines accessibility implementation considerations
  • Mozilla Developers Network Mobile Accessibility article considers accessibility concerns on mobile devices, including accessible responsive design
  • GPII Developer Space Accessibility Master List is an extensive list of web design features assisting access for people affected by print, cognitive, or hearing disabilities
  • W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative's Design and Develop Overview provides guidance for writing, designing, and developing for accessibility.
  • W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Accessibility Fundamentals Overview has resources and tutorials to help developers start designing for accessibility.

Guidelines and United States Laws

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