Tools and resources for Accessibility

Here are a selection of books I read, Podcasts that I listen, and videos I enjoyed watching and shaped my perspective. If you have a favourite resource that you don’t see on this list, please let m know here or on social media, thank you in advance.

Colour and Visual Elements Accessibility

WCAG 2.0 AA and AAA Colours Checker

Color Safe -Collection of WCAG compatible colour pallets 

Colour Contrast Analyser

Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) to determine the legibility of text and the contrast of graphics

Accessibility for PDF and Word Documents

PAC 3 -PDF accessibility checker 

Adobe’s guide for creating an accessible documents

Microsoft’s guide for creating accessible PDF documents

CommonLook -Free plugin for testing a PDF document accessibility

Screen Reader Tools

NVDA Free screen reader for Windows

VoiceOver – Free screen reader for Mac ios

JAWS
http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/Blindness/JAWS
Job Access with Speech (JAWS) is the world’s most popular screen reader

TalkBack
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.marvin.talkback

Screen reader for Android phones, laptops, and tablets

 

 

Accessibility INSPECTION & VALIDATION TOOLS

PAC 3 -PDF accessibility checker 

Adobe’s guide for creating an accessible documents

Microsoft’s guide for creating accessible PDF documents

CommonLook -Free plugin for testing a PDF document accessibility