15+ resources for accessible digital products & content

An ongoing list of books, videos, tools, and other resources to improve the accessibility of digital products & content.

Icons for types of disabilities - physical, visual, auditory, and mental or neurological

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Accessibility for Everyone by Laura Kalbag
You can buy it from A Book Apart here or read an excerpt here.

Accessibility for Everyone
A guide for the accessibility landscape: understand dis…

Ruined by Design by Mike Monteiro
To learn about why design is political, and how we can do better.

Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, an…
The world is working exactly as designed. The combusti…

Accessing the 25% Who Can’t — How To Design for Accessibility by Dr. Sarvnaz Taherian Ph.D
Full of practical tips for designers.

Accessing the 25% Who Can’t — How To Design for Accessibility
We’re increasingly dependent on the internet and computers for everything we do — this has become starkly more obvious through the COVID19…

WebAIM's articles
See an overview of their articles here - some notable mentions include:


Designing for Neurodiversity, by Treyce Meredith
Treyce is a Product Designer at Dropbox - this is a recording of his talk at Figma's Config 2022.

Guides & Tools

7 Inclusive Design Principles
A guide for anyone involved in the design and development of websites and applications.

The 7 inclusive design principles are: Provide comparable experience, consider situation, be consistent, give control, offer choice, prioritise content, and add value.

The A11y Project's Checklist is a simple way to go through the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Checklist - The A11Y Project
A beginner’s guide to digital accessibility.

Has a bunch of tools to check color contrast, simulate vision, test touch targets, annotate alt text and more, in your day to day tools like Figma and Google Chrome. Available on a free & paid subscription.

Stark: The suite of integrated accessibility tools for your product design and development team
The suite of integrated accessibility tools for your product design and development team • Making the world’s products accessible.

WebAIM's color contrast checker
Is an easy way to check a color contrast ratio for free.

A simulator for color contrast - you can pick a foreground and background color to calculate the contrast ratio and check if it would meet the Web Content Accessibility Guideline standard AA or AAA.

Auditors for apps & websites

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
Lets you enter a domain for a quick audit

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Hello Access
For audits by experienced consultants with professional and lived experiences with assistive technology, so you can see how they would navigate through your website and what you can improve on. They can also do checks based on the WCAG 2.1 criteria.

Hello Access's homepage with a video example of a digital accessibility audit and logos of their customers. 

Access Advisors
For a wide range of services to improve digital accessibility, from a social enterprise that donates up to 15% of our revenue Blind Low Vision NZ.

Access advisors's homepage says it's a pan-disability digital accessibility consultancy.


To practice American Sign Language with your hands and a webcam.

Fingerspelling with Machine Learning
Fingerspelling.xyz uses your webcam and machine learning to analyze your hand shapes so you can learn to sign the American Sign Language alphabet.

Design Accessibility by Uxcel
First level free, subscriptions start at $48USD/year.

Uxcel - Where design careers are built
Available on any device anywhere in the world, Uxcel is the best way to improve and learn UX design online in just 5 minutes per day.

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