Accessibility Resources

Tools

Webaim WAVE tool

http://wave.webaim.org

  • Useful for getting a rough idea of the accessibility level of your site.
  • Subject to similar problems as those identified with aChecker.

Contrast checkers

http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html

http://juicystudio.com/services/luminositycontrastratio.php

http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/

  • Check the contrast between foreground and background colours.

Amara

http://www.amara.org/en/

  • Tool for creating captions for YouTube video.

CapScribe

http://www.inclusivemedia.ca/services/capscribe.shtml

  • Tool for creating captions for video files.

Other Resources

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Office

University Office for AODA questions and concerns.

http://www.aoda.utoronto.ca

Council of Ontario Universities: Accessible Campus

Explains the responsibility of accessible websites in plain terms.

http://www.accessiblecampus.ca/administrators/iasr/information-communications/section-14/

W3C - Understanding WCAG 2.0

Provides a breakdown of each of the criteria for all three levels (A, AA, AAA).

http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20101014/

Understanding Web Accessibility eCourse

Goes through the accessibility guidelines and gives tips on how to correct them. 

http://courses.idrc.ocad.ca/go.php/1/index.php/p_course/1

Adobe Accessibility

Demos of creating accessible PDF files.

http://www.adobe.com/accessibility.html

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/create-verify-pdf-accessibility.html

Accessibility in Office 2010

Shows how to check the accessibility of your Office documents.

http://office2010.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/accessibility-checker-HA010369192.aspx