Members share Accessibility Resources on RGD's Slack Workspace

RGD's Slack Workspace is host to ongoing discussions and resource sharing between Certified, Provisional RGD & Affiliate Members. Take a look at some of the resources that have been shared in the #Accessibility Channel.


Browser plugins for accessibility testing

Colorblinding: Simulates the website as a colour vision impaired person would see.

SEE: Lets you view the web as a user with a visual impairment might

WAVE: Provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your page


Skillshare course on accessible design

Inclusive UX: Designing Websites for Everyone with Regine Gilbert, UX Designer, Educator, Speaker


PDF accessibility checkers

Acrobat tools: You can create PDFs to meet common accessibility standards, such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and PDF/UA (Universal Access, or ISO 14289)

PAC: A fast, free way to test the accessibility of PDF files. PAC supports both experts as well as end users conducting accessibility evaluations


Using alt tags effectively for accessibility

Alt Decision TreeThis decision tree describes how to use the alt attribute of the <img> element in various situations. For some types of images, there are alternative approaches, such as using CSS background images for decorative images or web fonts instead of images of text.


Web accessibility for designers

WebAIM Infographic: The focus of web accessibility is often on web development – the things that happen in HTML, CSS, or JavaScript after a site has been designed visually. Optimal accessibility should start much earlier, as part of the visual design process. This infographic highlights a few important principles of accessible design.


And don't forget, the PDF version of AccessAbility 2: A Practical Handbook on Accessible Graphic Design is available for free download.


For more accessibility resources or to share your own, Members are invited to join RGD's Slack Workspace.


The Workspace is divided into multiple channels which allow participants to have discussions or share resources on specific topics. Existing channels include #Accessibility, #DesignEducators #InHouseDesign, #Articles, #EthicalIssues, #Events, #Vendors and more.


Find out about joining RGD now here to join the Slack Workspace to exchange ideas with fellow Members who are committed to educating and inspiring, setting professional standards and building a strong, supportive community dedicated to advocating for the value of design. Review a complete list of the categories of Membership and associated benefits here.