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A11y Project

In addition to its clever name, the A11y Project garnered praise for its user-friendly web accessibility primers. Especially notable is the site's fillable checklist based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Here, readers can self-audit their web-based content and find ways to improve accessibility in the digital sphere. And, all of the site's materials further an important mission; after all, "accessibility helps everyone." The A11y Project is named for the numeronym for "accessibility" (the 11 designates the letters between the "a" and "y"). The name encapsulates the project's mission as "a community-driven effort to make digital accessibility easier," which is especially important because accessibility is "often overlooked in traditional digital design and development education." Readers looking to make accessible and beautiful digital projects can do just that with help from A11y's resources. The site's content is divided into three main sections. The Posts section resembles a traditional blog, with tips, guides, and general information. The Checklist section follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to provide guidance for increasing the accessibility of websites. The Resources section has copious content, and the left-side panel will be very beneficial to users looking to narrow down the materials. For example, users can find books and podcasts in the Media section, or browse design apps and advice in the Tools section. The A11y project was launched in 2013 and redesigned in 2020. More information on the creators and contributors is available on the Team page (linked at the bottom of the site).
Alternate Title
The Accessibility Project
Archived Scout Publication URL
GEM Subject
Date of Scout Publication
May 28th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
October 2nd, 2020 at 5:10pm
Date Of Record Release
October 19th, 2020 at 2:11pm
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