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.