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Who knows of:
* tools
* resources

To be a good citizen for screenreaders.

I take anything from pages that test another page, locally runnable tools, videos, corporate guideline on how to code front end for screen readers, etc. etc.

Boost much appreciated

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@kyzh I referenced, for bits of my site, Penn State's accessibility guidelines (https://accessibility.psu.edu/). One element of US state schools is that they are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and required for a high degree of compliance.

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@takeonrules I'll check the website. Guidelines a indeed something I am after :)

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@kyzh from the research I've done, LaTeX does a terrible job (though it contains all the information needed) but restrained HTML, like that generated by pandoc, is supposed to be okay. Slides with reveal.js can import a certain package and be okay, I'm told as well. But I'd love to know more, as I'm preparing course materials and would like them to be accessible by default.

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@anne I never quite got the point were I had to do LaTeX much.
I guess it has an optional module to do the accissibility stuff.
Shame that accesaibility often comes as a module rather than the default options.

I'll try to boost the answer on this thread, maybe there will be someone with the right kind of content to help you build your course material in an accessible way too

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@kyzh Many screen readers were built on the Lynx browser. I use it as my spot test for accessibility.

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@mwlucas that is a good shout!

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@kyzh you would not believe how many times I've finally tweaked a wordpress site to be Just Right, fired up Lynx, and gone all ragey at myself. :flan_laugh:

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@erAck that is a lot of links!
I guess there are other part of accessibility where I dont feel as helpless. Colours, typos etc. I have a bit of an idea hence I asked about.

That said all accessibility resource is good, everyday is a learning day

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@kyzh Regarding the web I can really recommend watching Leonie Watson's Webinar:
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/02/accessibility-webinar/

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@lilo this is very good on many level.
One of witch is the UK accent and formidable diction of Leonie Watson.

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@kyzh While it's been a while since I've poked at it "aXe" is one of the better tools for #a11y testing.

https://github.com/dequelabs/axe-core

Marcy Sutton has a slide-show on some of the basics here:

https://marcysutton.github.io/a11y-testing-with-axe/

There's also Total Validator

https://www.totalvalidator.com/

but I've not heard as much about them.

(I used to use Bobby from the folks at CAST but IBM purchased them and killed the project)

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@ed1conf awesome!
Thats lots of stuff to look at :)

(IBM, killing a project after buying them, how surprising (no))

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@kyzh sorry, didn't mean to shock you so with that surprise knowledge about IBM. :flan_wink:

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@kyzh webaim.org is a good resource for accessibility guidelines!

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@kyzh Firefox's developer tools has an "accessibility" tab that shows how a screen reader/etc. would interpret your page.

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