You can use these resources to improve your own understanding, as discussion starters, and for training your staff. We encourage you to be curious and find other resources that you think might work well for your organization. We could not cover everything, so we worked hard sample many types of accessibility resources.
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- Why Digital Accessibility Should Matter to You, 4 minutes from the World Institute on Disability.
- What is Web Accessibility? 7 minutes from the UX Collective.
- Digital accessibility makes the world a better place, 4 minutes from Perkins School for the Blind. Read about key questions about digital accessibility.
- How Hospitality Needs to Address Accessibility, 5 minutes from Hospitality Tech. Tim Springer, CEO of Level Access and assistive technology user, writes about traveling with disabilities and the use technology like kiosks, online scheduling calendars, and registration apps. Consider how this applies to our cultural spaces.
- What Are Best Practices for Creating Alt Text?, 3 minutes from Accessibility.com. This article gives us good and bad examples to help understand how alt text can give meaning to an image.
- Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards, 1 minute
- What’s Up WID (World Institute on Disability): Why Digital Accessibility Matters, 28 minutes. This landing page links to the podcast, an American Sign Language video version, and a transcript.
- Podcast: The Future of the Museum Experience: Diverse, Inclusive, and Digital, 35 minutes from the Gensler Design Exchange Project. Website includes an article about the podcast.
Toolkits and Training
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: Strategies, standards, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities, This is the most important website because it is both setting digital accessibility standards worldwide and provides the resources you need to succeed.
- Museum Learning Hub Digital Toolkit Modules
- National Gallery of Art: Collection Image Descriptions for Web Accessibility
- Digital Accessibility from Harvard University
- InclusionHub. Resources, articles, webinars, and events. The articles also provide practical stories from people with disabilities about their digital experiences.
- Cooper Hewitt Guidelines for Image Description. Guidelines to support people who are blind or low vision to get the same content or message conveyed in images when using assistive technology.
- Improving the Accessibility of Your Website from the Arts Marketing Association’s culturehive, Cambridge, UK
- Rooted in Rights #AccessThat. Written guides and short, 1 to 3 minute videos that explain how and why to include transcripts, captions, audio description, and alt text in social media images and videos. Includes videos from people with disabilities explaining how web inaccessibility impacts them.
- Social Media Accessibility Guidelines. The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)’s Social Media Accessibility Guidelines describe best practices of digital accessibility. The site also includes links to other resources.
- Web Accessibility Resources. A resource list from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) that focuses on best practices in web accessibility for people who are blind or low vision.
- Module 1, Technical Workshop 1: Intro to Digital Accessibility and Inclusion, 1 hour. From the Museum Learning Hub.
- Assistive Technology, Screen Readers from the American Foundation for the Blind
Accessibility Pages from Companies
- Adobe Accessibility
- Apple Accessibility
- Apple Accessibility: The Ultimate Guide from the Equality.AI Blog
- Google Accessibility
- Hootsuite Blog, Inclusive Design for Social Media: Tips for Creating Accessible Channels
- Microsoft Accessibility
- Zoom is for Everyone
- BlueJeans Accessibility Features for Virtual Meetings and Events
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