W3C WAI stands for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). This organization publishes the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) criteria. The criteria is organized by level A (the minimum requirement), AA (a secondary level requirement), or AAA (an advanced requirement). The Texas Administrative Code requires our webpages to meet all A/AA criteria. This WCAG Overview includes a “How to Meet WCAG 2 (Quick Reference)” link as well as links to the standards.
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) offers an exhaustive list of training, tools, keyboard shortcuts and simulation resources. WebAIM is a non-profit organization based at the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.
The Department of Information Resources webpage offers a host of tools, training sites and related resources. The resources are grouped as follows:
- Management and Governance
- DIR WCAG 2.0 Accessibility Web Scanning Program
- EIR Accessibility Learning Management System
Google Accessibility offers the opportunity to join the conversation and connect with others about accessibility-related topics. This website offers you the opportunity to:
- join the Accessibility Forum or the Eyes-free email list
- apply for the Accessibility Trusted Tester program
- learn about Google’s Faculty Research Awards Program
- learn about Google’s efforts to improve the user experience, and
- learn about Google’s Impact Challenge: Disabilities
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, Technology) recommends the Tools and Resources page offered by the University of Washington.