A living list of accessibility resources
This post is inspired by Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). To respond to the Twitter buzz around #GAAD, I began compiling resources that are useful to creators of OER in a very immediate and practical way. The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) suggests that creators, and specifically project leads, start thinking about accessibility and inclusivity early in the textbook creation process. Doing so will limit remediation and adjustments after release. It’ll also make your textbook as useful as it can be to as many students as possible as soon as your book is released.
So far I’ve found the following resources. Please reply with your resources so that the list itself can be as accessible and inclusive as possible.
Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCADU
Several projects that check accessibility of websites, provide guidance for how to comply with accessibility standards (in Ontario), and more. Browse IDRC’s ongoing projects here.
BC Campus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit
Resources for educators and educational content creators that guide accessible OER content creation. Read the kit here.
Office Hours: Accessibility
A list of accessible and assistive technologies for better inclusive design. View the list here.
WebAIM Contrast Checker
Use this resource to check that colour contrasts on documents and online resources are readable by all readers and viewers. Find the checker here.
A tool for developers that detects accessibility issues in GitHub pull requests. Find the app here.
A set of coding standards and a team that helps developers meet those standard. See the standards here.
Don’t forget to reply with more resources.