Accessibility Tips

AFB Accessible Video Player

Developed by AFB, this fully accessible, embedded video player with HTML5 controls.

3 Reasons to Caption Your YouTube Videos

Captions are an absolute necessity for serious video creators, and here are the three most compelling reasons.

Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility

In the article, Using VoiceOver to Evaluate Web Accessibility WebAim provides essential tips and tricks to using VoiceOver to evaluate a site's accessibility.

Test Accessibility on Your Device with VoiceOver

App developers should, Test Accessibility on Your Device with VoiceOver in order to experience the app in the same way that VoiceOver users will experience it.

Accessible Health Care Information from WellPoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)

A recent blog post, Accessible Health Care Information from WellPoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), by Lainey Feingold shares helpful information about the commitment WellPoint has made regarding the accessibility of online healthcare.

How to use NVDA and Firefox to test your web pages for accessibility

A recent blog post, How to use NVDA and Firefox to test your web pages for accessibility, by Marco provides a guide to testing your web sites or web applications using both NVDA and Firefox.

Why Do My Documents Need To Be Accessible?

A recent article, Why Do My Documents Need To Be Accessible?, by Siteimprove discusses the process and rules for making PDF documents accessible.

How-To Guide for Creating Accessible Online Learning Content

Thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to craft a 'How-To Guide for Creating Accessible Online Learning Content', you now have at your fingertips the up-to-date advice for authoring usable content.

Read our How-To Guide for Creating Accessible Online Learning Content to find out how you can make Moodle or any other distance learning software more accessible.

Testing Moodle for Accessibility

We would also like to thank the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for funding a research project entitled 'Testing Moodle for Accessibility.' The result of this project is a survey of existing accessibility work in Moodle, descriptions of how blind and vision-impaired users interact with web-based materials, and many specific recommendations to improve Moodle.

Read the results of our project Testing Moodle for Accessibility to learn more about some of the issues disabled users face when using Moodle and other distance learning software.

Learn More About Accessibility

Here are some of our favorite explanations of what makes a website not just technically accessible but truly user-friendly.