Top five web accessibility resources of 2015

  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 18 Dec 2015

The key focus of Access iQ is to help create a web without limits, and to make the Internet is as inclusive as it possibly can be. To help make this happen, we have a wide range of resources (that we regularly add to) whcih we make publicly available for people to learn about the what, why and how to make your website accessible. We're also fans of sharing the things we learn about our own accessibility journey.

To help put you on the right track, we've pulled together the five resources Access iQ that people engaged with the most this year.

Nine common accessibility issues affecting websites

Themes began to emerge when we looked at results of web accessibility audits we gave to our clients. We compiled the issues we found that popped up the most, and provided a starting point to help people resolve them.  

Accessibility tip: Making maps accessible

It’s a question we often get asked; 'how do I make my map accessible?' There are a number of considerations that need to be made when looking at maps, such as colour contrast and any images of text. This accessibility tips aims to set your map in the right direction. Pun intended.

How to create an accessible infographic

It’s continued to be one of most popular resources since Access iQ launched, with thousands of people recognising that an inaccessible infographic limits its reach. We've put together several methods and other considerations you should be make about how to design and publish your infographic to make sure it can be seen by more people.

Useful accessibility tools

Another question we often get asked is 'what tools can I use that can help me work out if my website is accessible?' We’ve put together a list of six tools (many of which we use ourselves) that can help answer it, from colour contrast programs to browser toolbars.

Anatomy of an accessible carousel

It's not just one person that has a role in making sure a carousel is accessible. You can develop it in a way that can be read out by a screen reader, but what if the content itself is inaccessible? We've provided some advice on how developers, designers and content authors can make sure that their carousel or slideshow is accessible.