Presenters: IDRC


Racial bias test from Harvard:

Where to start -- making an accessible website:

List of resources for Edify (OER and EMS context)

Learning simulations and interactive content (Learning content)

CMHR Inclusive Accessibility Guide - design of inclusive spaces for exhibits and galleries

Bodies in Translation Toolkit

stuff to add content for

Inclusive Volunteering Guide and tip Sheets (english and french on

Outside-In workshops & feature topics (housed on

SNOW resources (and possibly workshops–these have a fee)

Our Doors Are Open Guide for Accessible Congregation (will be available soon in English and French on

Testing Tools:

Headings Map Firefox plugin

HTML Validation (Nu HTML Checker) + WCAG only parsing bookmark  (WCAG 2.0 parsing error bookmarklet)

Colour contrast evaluators (TPG Contrast Analyser)

Zoom Text Chrome extension and Zoom Page Firefox Add-On.

Accessibility evaluators (AChecker, WebAIM WAVE, FAE)

Firebug plugin for Firefox

Developer Toolbar plugin for Firefox

WAVE Toolbar extension for Chrome

Screen reader (e.g. NVDA, JAWS, for Windows;

  VoiceOver for Mac OS, iOS)


Automating Accessibility Testing:

aXE, Pa11y and AATT are examples of automated testing libraries that can be integrated with a continuous integration test suite.

Browser automation using tools like Selenium or PhantomJS can also support automating some aspects of accessibility testing.

Examining the Accessibility API:

Inspector (Windows) and Accessibility Inspector

(OS X) are system tools for graphically examining

the Accessibility API; the Firefox DOM Inspector

is also useful for this.

Accerciser for Linux.

Communities of Practice

Web Accessibility Initiative, WebAIM and the web-a11y Slack group are open groups for discussing web accessibility topics.

#a11yTO Meetup Group

Meetings and Conferences

Some Useful Articles and Essays and Books

”Writing CSS With Accessibility In Mind” by Manuel Matuzovic

“Making An Inclusive and Accessible Website” (IDRC resource)

“Accessibility APIs: A Key To Web Accessibility” by Léonie Watson & Chaals McCathie Nevile

Todd Rose The End of Average

Donella Meadows Thinking in Systems 

The Youth Effect - Organizing inclusively with young people

Nothing About Us Without Us - James I. Charlton

The Spirit Level - Kate Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson

A Web for Everyone - Sarah Horton & Whitney Quesenbery 

Becoming Human - Jean Vanier

Real World of Technology, Ursula Franklin

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Representations for Inclusive Design, Clayton Lewis

Useful Tools

Web Specifications and Related Best-Practices

Inclusive Design Guides

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Examples of Inclusive Design

The Electronic Curbcut – Centre for an Accessible Society

Ontario ODS' Method Cards -

UK Government Digital Service -

18F Method Cards -

Anxiety Meter -

Videos + Audio

IDRC-relevant Videos – collected videos of IDRC and Jutta

Introduction video to UIO on YouTube 

Jutta's CBC Interview on Spark – AIs Problem with Disability and Diversity

Michael Graves on design and accessibility: 

Game Accessibility

Resources shared on IRC, email, social media – IDRC and Uber