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“The Accessibility Project”, An Effort Meant To Spread Web Accessibility.

The Accessibility Project

“The power of the Web is in its universality…. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

A fabulous quote once said by the legendary person Sir Tim Berners Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web.

However when it comes to universal accessibility of the web, it remains more of a goal than a reality. It’s not impossible to do it. We do have the means and tools, but it’s the developers who often neglect it.

A new effort has been made under the name "The Accessibility Project", which is meant to help “make web accessibility easier for front end developers to implement”.

Despite being relatively new The Accessibility Project already has a ton of great resources. These resources include almost everything that one might need, ranging from tutorials such how to hide content while still have it accessible to screen readers, to an awesome checklist that you can use to make certain you have covered the basics of accessibility before you launch.

One can also find a handy compendium of links tutorials, tools and accessibility resources around the web.

Its more of a community effort. All of its posts and source code are hosted on Github. Its highly recommended for anyone to go through the contribution guidelines before planning to make some valuable contribution.