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Accessibility basics

Learn the basics of accessibility and what your team does to make content accessible.

Steps to take

  • Familiarize yourself with the high-level accessibility roles for each member of your team:
    • Front end / development: Ensure front-end code is written accessibly and conducts manual and automated testing.
    • Content design: Ensure content is written in plain language and headings, images, and links are accurately labeled.
    • Visual design: Ensure that designs are accessible, pages are laid out in a logical order, and content meets color contrast requirements.
    • UX design: Ensure that overall experience is built and designed in an accessible fashion, conduct usability testing with people who need accessibility features.
  • Ensure your team members know where to find the accessibility guidelines for their role and follow them from the start of a project. The guides are located here: front end, content design, and visual design.
  • Take an Accessibility 101 class, such as Udacity’s Web Accessibility class, to get a baseline knowledge of accessibility.
  • Learn how to navigate a webpage using only your keyboard and learn how to use VoiceOver so you can spot check new features when necessary.