Resources

Section 508 Guidelines

The federal Access Board 508 Web-based explanations page
Lengthy descriptions of each rule with examples

WebAIM Section 508 Checklist
Explanation of each 508 rule with descriptions of how a site will pass or fail the rule

JimThatcher.com has a section on Web Accessibility for Section 508
More detailed descriptions of each rule with numerous examples

Accessibility Testing Sites and Tools

Accessibility Testing Toolbars

WAVE Toolbar for Chrome
Deque aXe Extension for Chrome
Deque aXe Extension for Firefox
Web Accessibility Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox - adds various Web developer tools that help with accessibility checking

Accessibility Test Sites

WAVE Accessibility page for testing for compliance. Enter your URL into a field on this page and run test.

Firefox Accessibility Extender - download and install into Firefox to test accessibility of dynamically generated Web pages.

Fangs - download and install into Firefox. A tool that creates a textual representation of a Web page as it is read from a screen reader.

 

Color Testing Sites

WebAim Color Contrast Checker - test foreground and background colors by entering hexidecimal codes.

Colorblind Web Page Filter - enter a URL into this page and choose a filter to show how the page looks with various visual impairments.

Vischeck - upload an image to see how it will look with various visual impairments.

Color Contrast Check - specify a foreground and background color either by entering hexidecimal codes or using red, green and blue sliders to create colors. Run a check on the colors to see if there is sufficient contrast.

Color Testing Tools

Colour Contrast Analyser - download and install to run color tests .

Helpful Sites on Web Accessibility

Introduction to Web Accessibility

The High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges: training and support for community college faculty and staff in Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility. Online tutorials available here.

Distance Education: Access Guidelines for Students with Disabilities, Chancellor’s Office California Community Colleges

W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Web Accessibility Initiative info

Image Editing Resources (related to PDA workshop)

Lecture PowerPoint as a text document

Online Image Editors

lifehacker.com's list of 5 best online image editors

Pixlr.com

FotoFlexer.com

Sumo paint

Copyright Free Photo Sources

FreeImages

ARTstor

PD Photo.org

USA.gov - Official U.S. Government Photostreams on Flickr

Search US Gov. Public Domain images