Web and IT Accessibility 101: The Starter Tool Kit


Web and IT Accessibility 101 – The Starter Tool Kit

Short on time but long on questions?

No worries, we’ll share our homework. We’ve pulled together the ABC’s of web accessibility in handy eBook format. Designed to save you time, with examples and easy breakdown of steps, the Web and IT Accessibility 101 – The Started Tool Kit provides a solid foundation in every aspect of web accessibility. This ebook was designed to give you a great “kick start” on your accessibility standards through out your organization.  

  • IT accessibility policy  
  • Procurement
  • Tutorials on PDF’s, MS Office and more
  • WCAG/WAI standards and guidelines
  • Building an accessible website and applications
  • Accessibility and social media

It’s time you had the answers.



Chapter One: Companywide IT Accessibility Policy


Best Practices Guidelines

Policy Examples

Reference Guidelines

Specify Conformance Level

Define Scope of Website(s)

Set Milestones

Define Monitoring, Conformance Claims, and Follow-up Process

Provide Integration and Updating of Policy

Internal – Non-compliant Policy

External – Non-compliant Policy


Chapter Two: Procurement – 19-21

Review Checklist

Questions for Vendors

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®, or VPAT®


Chapter Three: Tutorials: Implementing 508 Standards and Requirements – 21-64

Websites: Graphics

-Websites: Forms

-Power Point Presentations

-Word Documents

-Excel Documents

-PDF Documents

-Self-Contained, Closed Products – (copier machine, calculators, fax machines, information   transaction machines, and information kiosks)                               

Chapter Four: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Incorporating WCAG 2.0 Standards – W3C Recommendations

 Chapter Five: Social Media – 82-103





 Chapter Six: Accessibility Compliance Software


VPAT and Web Content Checklist Examples

-Web-based Internet Information and Applications – Detail

-Desktop and Portable Computers – Detail

-Functional Performance Criteria – Detail

-Information, Documentation and Support – Detail

-Self-Contained, Closed Products – Detail

-Software Applications and Operating Systems – Detail

Telecommunications Products – Detail

-Video and Multi-media Products – Detail

-Completed VPAT Examples

-Web Content Accessibility Checklist

Acknowledgements/Reference – 124