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Introduction

This site is a collection of accessibility notes and resources from the developers at the Office for Math, Science, and Technology Education and others at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We'll be periodically posting minutes from our monthly Explore with Hadi meetings, as well as other resources for accessible web development.

Other resources

These links contain information on accessibility standards, tools, and best practices, and should help with the development of more accessible websites.

  • Accessibility mailing list: The listserv used to announce monthly Explore with Hadi meetings and to discuss accessibility-related topics at the University of Illinois.
  • Accessible Community resources page: Resources posted during the Accessible Community workshop series in fall 2013.
  • Accessible Information Technology Group: A collaborative effort within Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) to promote accessibility in IT design within the UIUC campus.
  • WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices: Current (as of 2016) standards for designing accessible widgets for web use. Functioning example widgets are linked at the end of each design pattern.
  • OpenAjax Accessibility examples: A collection of HTML, CSS, and Javascript snippets demonstrating standards-compliant widgets for web use. (Note: these widgets were standards-compliant when they were written, but as of 2017 they are all at least four years old. They still serve as useful examples for accessible widgets, but use them with caution and check current accessibility standards.)