Web Accessibility Resources

Our mission at User1st is to make the web accessible to everyone, today. Although we are a technology company, a main part of achieving our mission is separate from our innovative software solutions. Providing information, knowledge, and resources on the topic of accessibility will make a far greater and lasting contribution to the topic of disability inclusion than any software. Changing the way people view, approach, and tackle issues relating to disability rights is the best way to make lasting change.

Below is a list of resources on numerous topics related to web accessibility and disability in general. Our goal is to teach, inspire, and spur lasting change.

This list will be updated as we create new content.

WCAG:

WCAG 1.0 vs. WCAG 2.0

WCAG 2.0 Principles: Perceivable

WCAG 2.0 Principles: Operable

WCAG 2.0 Principles: Understandable

WCAG 2.0 Principles: Robust

Can Mass Content Production Meet WCAG Standards?

Q&A Session with WCAG Working Group Regarding WCAG 2.1 Update

Legal:

Short History – Americans with Disabilities Act and its Impact on Internet Accessibility

National Federation of the Blind v. Target Corporation

Explaining The Justice Department’s Position on Title III of the ADA

New Web Accessibility Ruling for Health Care Providers

WSJ: Since 2015, More than 240 Businesses Nationwide Sued in Federal Court Over Inaccessible Websites

Web Accessibility Requirements for Schools

Workplace and Markets:

Why Worry About Web Accessibility Complaints?

How Web Accessibility Fits Within a Development Cycle: Costs, Resources, and Time

The Need for Web Accessibility in Human Resources

Accessibility and Technology:

SEO and Web Accessibility: How They Relate

Web Accessibility and E-Commerce: The Rise of Online Shopping

Web Accessibility and Smartphones: How the Visually Impaired Use Mobile Computers

Mobile Accessibility

Assistive Technology: Where We Stand Today

Disability:

Living in a Network Society; How Inaccessibility Impacts the Disabled

Computer Vision Syndrome

Darren Walker and the Ford Foundation: Disability Awareness and the Dynamics of Power, Privilege, and Ignorance

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

Country/Location Specific:

European Parliament Approves EU-Wide Web Accessibility Directive to Ensure Internet Access for Disabled and Elderly

Web Accessibility Initiatives: European Union (Update)

New York City Enacts Web Accessibility Law

Web Accessibility Initiatives: United Kingdom

Web Accessibility Initiatives: European Union

Web Accessibility Initiatives: Germany

Web Accessibility Initiatives: Mexico

Web Accessibility Initiatives: Canada