There’s a lot to remember when it comes to creating accessible digital experiences for New Yorkers. This toolkit, which is supplementary to the Accessibility section on this website, is designed so you can find targeted information depending on the type of project you’re working on. It includes guides focused on four main topic areas:
- Accessible Web Design
- Accessible Documents & Presentations
- Accessible Social Media & Video
- Inclusive Language & Terminology
The guides include checklists summing up important points to remember, and more in-depth information about each point. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with all four guides and reach out if you have questions. Remember that all City products must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, level AA. To read the full list of requirements, visit the WC3 website. *Update November 2018: The City is currently working toward adopting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, level AA, which was published in June of 2018.
Note: Some of the guidelines require a developer to implement, such as keyboard access and language attributes. Developers can find more direction on how to code for accessibility at the WC3 website.