public Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Requirements List: Find the requirements for design and development necessary to meet each level of the official Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
public WebAim Accessibility Checklist: Use this checklist to make sure you satisfy all web accessibility requirements.
public Tota11y Accessibility Visualization Toolkit: Add this plugin to your browser to review sites for accessibility compliance.
public WAVE: Use this tool to identify accessibility issues on live sites.
nyc City of New York Screen Reader Reference Guide: Read more about how screen readers work in this guide by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.
Websites and Design
NYC City of New York Accessible Web Design Guide: Find guidelines and checklists summing up important points to remember about creating accessible websites.
NYC City of New York Accessible Documents & Presentations Guide: Find guidelines and checklists summing up important points to remember about creating accessible documents and slide presentations.
NYC City of New York Accessible Social Media & Video Guide: Find guidelines and checklists summing up important points to remember about creating accessible social media and videos.
public HTML Code Sniffer: Check your source code to detect violations of a defined coding standard.
public aXe Use this automated testing tool with all modern web browsers. It produces few false positives and is free.
public Chrome Accessibility Developer Tools: Add an accessibility audit and an accessibility sidebar pane to your Chrome Developer Tools.
public a11y Project: Find how-tos for accessible coding and design.
public “What is ARIA?”: Read this comprehensive article for more information about what ARIA is, and when and how to use it.
public WebAIM Color Contrast Checker: Check if your colors meet the contrast ratio required by WCAG 2.1 AA, and find better matches if needed.
public Color Oracle: Simulate color blindness by applying a filter to your designs.
public Accessible Color Palette Builder: Test and build color palettes that meet accessibility requirements.
Documents and Presentations
public Adding Alternative Text in Office 365
public Make PowerPoint Presentations Accessible
public Make Word Documents Accessible
public Make Google Docs Accessible
public Make Google Slides Accessible
public Make Keynote Presentations Accessible
Braille Transcription Services
public All Global Solutions International: Get Braille, large print, audio and electronic formats in English and 20+ languages, including Arabic, Spanish and French.
public Baruch College’s Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP): Find quick and affordable service for good quality literary Braille.
public Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library: Get books in braille and audio, and find free events, workshops, and classes. Use their tactile graphics Braille embosser for creating Braille documents, and their 3D printer for creating 3D touch objects—both are free.
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