The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) works with organizations around the world to develop resources, guidelines, and strategies to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. The site provides guidelines, techniques, and opportunities to contribute to the global effort to eliminate barriers to web access.
Section 508 of the US Federal Rehabilitation Act requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, in the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, created this site with the goal of educating Federal employees on Section 508 implementation.
Accessibility Criteria to Consider
Navigation that is clear and consistent.
Properly structured documents, including headings.
Sufficient color contrast. Avoid using color to convey meaning.
Alternative text descriptions - for images, tables, equations, maps, etc.
Intelligibly-captioned multimedia and descriptive audio.
High quality scans with no highlighting or handwriting.
PDFs that are text renderable, tagged, and structured appropriately.
Meaningful hyperlinks. Avoid phrases like ‘click here’ and ‘more’.