The past OZeWAI conferences have provided some amazing resources for accessibility, especially for those who are starting on their journey. We have gathered some of links from these conferences along with other resources to get you started.
- The W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): strategies, standards, resources to make the Web accessible to sources for lived experience stories, so suggest that as a start.
- Then jump into the OZeWAI presentations and slides that are relevant for you and subscribe to the OZeWAI newsletter.
- We also recommend that you connect with other accessibility professionals, join online discussions and investigate what other questions people ask.
Networking and forums
- OZeWAI forum is a great place to ask questions and share accessibility resources, tools and news.
- Web-A11y community Slack channel is a global community of accessibility specialists who share news, ideas and answer some of the varied accessibility questions that come up.
- W3C/WAI welcomes participation from around the world, including volunteers to review, implement, and promote guidelines as well as dedicated participants in working groups.
Career and job resources
- Australian legislation and standards
- OZeWAI training, courses and workshops
- Research and usability testing
Toolkits and tips
- South Australian Government’s Accessibility Toolkit
- Canadian Government’s Accessibility Guides
- UK Government’s An introduction to making your service accessible and Accessibility specialist guidance
- United States Government’s Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART)
- W3C’s Contacting organisations about inaccessible websites – a WAI article which shows you how to let people know their website is not working for you. It has sample emails you can use as a template.
Language and terminology
- Tatiana Mac’s presentations and resources on ableist language and Self-defined App (feel free to contribute to the community).
- Fable’s – Assistive Technology Glossary
Assistive technology and screen readers
- WebAim’s screen reader survey
- NVAccess: NVDA screen reader
- Freedom Scientific: JAWS screen reader
- TPGi: Jaws Inspect
- Microsoft: Narrator and Immersive Reader
- Android: Talkback
- Apple iOS: Voiceover
- Screen Reader app. Help with how to use Voiceover and Talkback
- Accessibility not-checklist
- A11y Websites
- AXE code
- Chrome Accessibility Extensions
- Supporting VoiceOver in your App
- This is WCAG
- W3C’s Easy checks for accessibility
- WCAG 2.1 AA Responsibility Breakdown (Melb Uni)
- WebAIM’s WAVE accessibility
- USA gov 18F