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Sites, services, tools, and other resources to help you create inclusive content and learn more about digital accessibility in relation to social media.

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ADA Accessibility Lawsuit Tracker
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UsableNet

Web tool from UsableNet that tracks the number of ADA-based cases involving digital accessibility on a month-to-month basis.

AbleDocs
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AbleDocs

Worldwide leader in document accessibility products and services that specializes in the creation, validation, and remediation.

Ablr
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Ablr

Ablr is a digital accessibility and inclusion company that combines humanity and technology to bring 100% compliance to your digital content. Ablr's innovative solutions and services empower the lives of people living with a disability.

Accessibility Myths
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Sergei Kriger

Site created by frontend developer and accessibility specialist Sergei Kriger that debunks common myths about accessibility.

Accessibility Resources
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The A11y Project
Accessibility for Visual Designers
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U.S. General Services Administration

A breakdown of accessible best practices for visual design from the U.S. General Services Administration.

Accessible Brand Colors
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Use All Five

This tool shows you how ADA compliant your colors are in relation to each other. By plugging your brand’s color codes into the tool, you can generate a chart to see how they can be used together for accessibility, and find similar colors that work better, if needed.

Accessible Numbers
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Accessible Numbers

An excellent resource created by content designer Laura Parker with support from content designers Rachel Malic and Jane McFadyen. The sites gives guidance on how to design with consideration for people who need help with numbers.

Adobe Color Color Blind Safe
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Adobe

Tool that detects if your color choices are accessible for users with color blindness.

Adobe Color Contrast Analyzer
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Adobe

Tool to help you determine if your color choices meet acceptable contrast ratio standards to be considered accessible.

Aira
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Aira

Visual interpreting service that provides those who are blind or low vision with instant access to trained agents who deliver objective visual information.

Alt Text Reminder Bot
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Hannah Kolbeck

A nifty bot by Hannah Kolbeck that will remind you about the importance of alt text. Follow it on Twitter to get DM reminders when you post images without alt text.

Alt Text Utilities Bot
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Hannah Kolbeck

A Twitter bot by Hannah Kolbeck that provides various utilities for helping screenreader users and folks writing alt text.

Alt Text as Poetry
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Alt Text as Poetry

A collaboration between artists Bojana Coklyat and Shannon Finnegan to help people think about alt text in a more creative way through attention to language, word economy, and experimental spirit.

Alt-Text.org
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Hannah Kolbeck

A library of image descriptions, also known as alt text, created by Hannah Kolbeck.

Americans with Disabilities - Home Safety Best Practices
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

A collection of images created and curated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that show real Americans with disabilities using common home safety devices.

An Alphabet of Accessibility
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The Game Crafter

This deck helps designers and developers think about different kinds of disability and accessibility.

BBC Alt Text Guide
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The BBC

Guidance for journalists who use digital images when creating content.

Be My Eyes
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Be My Eyes

Free mobile app that connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call.

Color Contrast Tools
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PolicyViz

A list of various color contrast tools compiled by PolicyViz.

Colorblind Accessibility Manifesto
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Federico Monaco

This Colorblind Accessibility Manifesto from Colorblind User Experience Designer Federico Monaco is a concise and straightforward run-down of the things to consider when it comes to designing with color.

Cooper Hewitt guidelines for image description
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Cooper Hewitt

Comprehensive guide on providing effective alt text for digital images, especially artworks like paintings and sculptures.

Disabled Made Content
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Jessica Oddi

Open source list of disabled people in creative or accessibility spaces.

ERG/BRG Toolkit
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Disability:IN

Toolkit containing info and resources on how a company's disability-focused affinity group can promote disability inclusion through the employment life cycle and can enable employees with disabilities to bring their whole selves to work.

EXPERTE.com Color Contrast Checker
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EXPERTE.com

With EXPERTE.com's Color Contrast Checker, elements on your website that have insufficient color contrast will be identified. The tool automatically crawls your website and checks all visible elements according to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines, ensuring that those with visual impairments can also use your site without any issues.

Fable
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Fable

Fable is an online platform where digital teams can engage people with disabilities in research and on-demand user testing.

Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA
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U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Guidance  from the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division describing how  state and local governments and businesses open to the public can ensure that  their websites are accessible to people with disabilities as required by the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Internet Accessibility Guide
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MyVision

Guide from MyVision on how to improve internet accessibility for individuals with impaired vision.

Leaders for Accessibility
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Leaders for Accessibility

Member network taking action to create truly accessible and inclusive products and places of work.

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
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NonVisual Access

A free screen reader tool for desktop computers. Please note that NVDA is only available for PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later.

Nagish Deaf/HoH 101 Guide
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Nagish

Nagish is a free service that makes communication more accessible to people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or people with speech impediments, and they put together this excellent Deaf/HoH 101 guide.

OZeWAI Consultant Directory
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OZeWAI

A list of quality freelance and accessibility businesses to help Australian companies become more accessible.

Overlay Fact Sheet
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Overlay Fact Sheet

Comprehensive breakdown of why web accessibility overlays are not a sufficient way to make your website accessible.

PlainLanguage.gov
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U.S. Government

Official guidelines for the U.S. government's Plain Writing Act of 2010. Outlines best practices for writing in plain language.

Randoma11y Accessible Color Generator
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Randoma11y

A neat tool that can help you create color combos that meet accessibility standards.

Scribely
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Scribely

Scribely is an accessibility solutions company that writes alt text and extended descriptions for images and audio descriptions for video to help businesses create a more inclusive world.

Self-Defined: a modern dictionary
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Self-Defined

Self-Defined seeks to provide more inclusive, holistic, and fluid definitions to reflect the diverse perspectives of the modern world.

Should I use an accessibility overlay?
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The A11y Project

Outlining of the numerous reasons that web accessibility overlays are problematic.

The A11y Project Checklist
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The A11y Project

A checklist that uses The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as a reference point. The WCAG is a shared standard for web content accessibility for individuals, organizations, and governments.

The Ableist Jar
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Nicolas Steenhout

A bit like a swear jar, the Ableist Jar aims to help discourage people from using ableist language. The site was the idea of Nicolas Steenhout, a long time disability rights activist who has encouraged many people in the tech industry to stop using ableist language.

Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines
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Vox Media

Checklist from Vox Media that will help you build accessibility into your process no matter your role or stage in a project.

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools
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WebAIM

WAVE is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. WAVE can identify many accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) errors, but also facilitates human evaluation of web content.