Making A Strong Case For Accessibility

A presentation at 2021 in in Atlanta, GA, USA by Todd Libby

Accessibility is often overlooked or bolted on to the end of a project from the experiences in my career in web development and design. The case for accessibility is something we as people who create and build things for the web should be implementing and advocating for from the inception of a project to the release or handoff and beyond.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.

  • WebAIM MIllion Report

    The WebAIM Million Report. A report on the top one million home pages and the issues with accessibility with them.

  • WCAG 2.1

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

  • WebAIM Training

    Services offered by WebAIM for training.

  • Deque Systems

    Deque Systems, turn your staff into a team of web accessibility experts, either through instructor-led training or online courses.

  • TPGi

    Educate your staff on accessibility so they can integrate it into their workflows, leading to fewer problems down the line.

  • Americans With Disabilities Act

    The beta site (a much better version) of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

  • Section 508 (U.S.Government)

    The United States Government website provides guidance to Federal agency staff who play a role in IT accessibility.

  • Accessible Canada Act

    The official website for Canada as an act to ensure a barrier-free Canada.

  • European Standards Act

    The site for the European Standards Act.

  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

    The United Nations web page on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

  • Applause

    Applause started by providing functional testing for Web applications and now provides a holistic approach to delivering digital quality and ensuring product excellence for the enterprise.

  • Fable

    Fable connects people with disabilities for user research and accessibility testing.