What is an example tool or resource about inclusive design and accessibility

Always listening, always learning – accessibility is important. It takes time to consider other’s needs and ability. I am not perfect nor is Beir Bua Press, but I am learning and wanted to share this to highlight accessibility –

One example tool for inclusive design and accessibility is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines provide a set of accessibility standards for websites and web applications, including guidelines for design, text, images, and multimedia. The WCAG are widely used and recognized as the industry standard for web accessibility.

The guidelines are organized by four principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust (POUR). Under these principles, the guidelines include specific success criteria for different types of web content, such as text alternatives for non-text content, sufficient contrast for text, and keyboard access for interactive elements.

Another resource is the Accessibility Guidelines (AG) from the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) 1.1. ARIA is a set of attributes that can be added to HTML to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. ARIA provides additional roles, states, and properties that can be used to describe the structure and behaviour of web content, making it possible for assistive technologies to provide users with a better experience.

You can find more information on WCAG and AG on the W3C website (https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/)