Here’s a great list of accessibility books. Feel free to submit any others in comments. (Updated Jan. 2020)
Accessibility For Everyone, by @LauraKalbag, A Book Apart 2017
Color Accessibility Workflows, by @HelloGeri, A Book Apart 2017
Inclusive Design Patterns—Coding Web Accessibility Into Web Design, by Heydon Pickering (@heydonworks), Smashing Magazine 2016
Apps for All: Coding Accessible Web Applications, by Heydon Pickering (@heydonworks), Smashing Magazine 2014
A Web for Everyone—Designing Accessible User Experiences, by Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery, Rosenfeld Media, 2013
HTML5 Accessibility, by Joshue O Connor (@joshueoconnor), 2012 (older, but much of it still relevant; my review)
Form Design Patterns by Adam Silver (@adambsilver), 2018 For nostalgia’s sake:
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance, multiple authors, Friends of Ed, 2006
Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited, by Steve Krug 2014. Great quotes!
Adaptive Web Design (second edition), by Aaron Gustafson (@AaronGustafson), New Riders 2016
Responsible Responsive Design, by Scott Jehl (@scottjehl), A Book Apart 2014 Web Axe’s list of
Free Online Books on Accessibility (2011)
Structured Negotiation, a Winning Alternative to Lawsuits, by Lainey Feingold (@LFLegal), ABA Book Publishing 2016
Mismatch, How inclusive methods can build elegant design solutions that work for all, by Kat Holmes, 2018
Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind, by Regine M. Gilbert, 2019
The web/digital industry certainly moves fast, and arguably even more so in the accessibility field. Here are some good resources to help keep you updated.
You may find others on this
other list of digital accessibility newsletters by Digital A11y.
Know any others? Please leave a comment.
Updated March 30, 2019
Accessibility Toronto Conference was a big success! The event was held September 28-29, 2017 in the TELUS building in downtown Toronto. (Toronto has been a leader in conducting accessibility “camps” but this was the first “conference”.) Major thanks to the event organizers and sponsors.
Addendum Nov 6, 2017:
AMI Inside: a11yTO Conference (YouTube) Presentation Resources
Here are resources for many of the presentations. Feel free to add any to the comments.
The 7th #a11yTOCamp is scheduled for November 18 at @OCAD. Follow @a11yTO for more info.
Great moment: Makoto strips off his flannel shirt and proudly displays a Toronto Blue Jays baseball jersey which was hidden underneath!
Personally, it was great meeting some folks in person for the first time whom I’ve know online for years, especially @vavroom. Also met some great new folks!
I also really enjoyed visiting Toronto—a very clean, fun, friendly, and diverse city!
Below are some selected tweets from the conference. The event’s account is @a11yTO and the hash tag is #a11yTOConf.
has come and gone. Below is a curated list of slide decks, reviews, photos, and more. Also check out my CSUN Assistive Technology Conference CSUN17 preview. Slides etc. from presentations
Feel free to cite more in the comments.
Other reviews, etc.
More awesome stuff
WCAG 2.1 First public working draft. Also see Quick Guide to WCAG 2.1 First Public Working Draft by David MacDonald
Va11yS, or Verified Accessibility Samples, is a repository of live working code samples that designers and developers can easily access to test with different assistive technologies and tools.
OATMEAL – An accessibility testing methodology for the web, by eBay. Stands for Open Accessibility Testing Methods for Experts And Layfolk—nice!
Mind Your Lang by Adrian Roselli from role=drinks event. Photos
Terry Thompson speaking on audio description at CSUN17
Denis Boudreau fills the Deque Suite at CSUN17
Karaoke at CSUN17, Makoto and Matt lead C-S-U-N (to the tune of YMCA)
CSUN17 Flickr album by Dennis Lembree
Unfortunately, several shiny HTML5 features (such as the video element), ended up implemented to different levels by browsers, without good accessibility, and without an interface that satisfied designers (a nearly impossible task). This includes the
Recently on Twitter, there was some discussion about accessible date picker widgets. Jason Kiss (@JKiss) did some analysis and gave feedback.
I felt compelled to list the examples of accessible date pickers mentioned in the Twitter thread, so here they are. Know any other good ones?
PS: In the tweet thread, props to @handcoding, @pauljadam, and @backflip.