File Under: Web Basics, Web Standards

New Community Project Brings Web Accessibility to the Masses

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web, once said that “the power of the Web is in its universality…. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

Sadly the universal accessibility of the web remains more of a goal than a reality — not because it can’t be done, the tools exist, but because developers often neglect it.

The Accessibility Project is a new effort to help “make web accessibility easier for front end developers to implement.”

The Accessibility Project is relatively new, but already has a ton of great resources — everything from tutorials on how to hide content but still make it accessible to screen readers, to a handy checklist you can use to make sure you’ve covered the accessibility basics before you launch.

There’s also a great collection of links to accessibility resources, tools and tutorials around the web.

The Accessibility Project is very much a community effort, with all of the source code and posts on the site hosted on GitHub. If you’d like to contribute, head on over and read through the contribution guidelines before you fork the project.