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The web and other technologies should be accessible to all people. The ability to use technology regardless of disability or status is a fundamental precursor to that technology serving civic goals.

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Por un Entorno Digital Accesible (PUEDA)

La iniciativa tiene como principal objetivo difundir conceptos clave y buenas prácticas de la accesibilidad digital en el Estado, la sociedad civil, la academia y los sectores privado y técnico, actores críticos a la hora de alcanzar entornos digitales accesibles.

Accessibility Lab (a11y Lab)

We are a company that seeks to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities through accessibility in the digital world.

Barrier-Free Communication Bratislava

The Barrier-Free Communication service allows citizens with specific needs to communicate with the city in a form that is comprehensible to them.

WhoCanUse

It's a tool that brings attention and understanding to how color contrast can affect different people with visual impairments.

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act

The bill’s sponsor, Representative Ro Khanna, summed it up by saying, “Government exists to serve citizens, and this bill ensures government leverages available technology to provide cohesive, user-friendly online service that people around this country expect and deserve.”

Fingerspelling

Fingerspelling.xyz is a browser-based app that uses a webcam and machine learning to analyze your hand shapes so you can learn to sign the ASL alphabet correctly.

San Francisco Digital Accessibility and Inclusion Standard

This standard explains what you need to do to make your web content and services accessible. We need to design and build services and content that everyone can access and understand.

OpenSidewalks

OpenSidewalks

Seattle, WA, United States of America

Openly mapping for the pedestrian experience.

AccessMap

AccessMap

Seattle, WA, United States of America

A map of Seattle and areas with accessibility in mind, including hill steepness and sidewalk curb barriers

Closing The Gap Conference

The Closing The Gap Conference is an annual assistive technology conference that presents an opportunity to deepen your assistive technology (AT) knowledge and strengthen your implementation strategies.

Access Lab

Access Lab

Portugal

Access Lab é uma empresa que trabalha o acesso de pessoas com deficiência e S/surdas à cultura e ao entretenimento enquanto direito humano fundamental.

El acceso a los Servicios de la Información y las Personas con Discapacidad

El acceso a los servicios de la información y la comunicación y las personas con discapacidad - Un estudio exploratorio realizado en la región del Cono Sur

YAI Center for Innovation and Engagement

YAI’s Center for Innovation and Engagement understands how technology can help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities better participate in their community.

Accessibility Personas

Accessibility Personas

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

The GDS Accessibility team has created 7 different accessibility personas. Each persona has different access needs.

Disability Futures Fellows at Ford Foundation

Disability Futures Fellows at Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Building, East 43rd Street, New York, NY, USA

Created by, for and with disabled practitioners, Disability Futures is an initiative—developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by United States Artists—to spotlight the work of disabled creatives across disciplines and geography and amplify their voices individually and collectively.

City of NY Virtual Meeting Accessibility Guide

This guide is meant to provide information on how you can make your virtual meetings accessible to people with disabilities.

Disability Inclusion Toolkit

This Ford Foundation toolkit includes introductory disability definitions and language guidelines, in addition to guidance on creating accessible in-person and virtual events, social media, and disability inclusive employment practices from recruitment to retention.

Empathy Prompts

This site loads one of a series of prompts to help the user empathize with people experiencing various conditions, from Multiple Sclerosis to near-sightedness.

Alt Text as Poetry

An artistic project to bring poetic composition to accessible alt text on the web

Aira

Aira

4225 Executive Square, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

Aira connects people who are blind or low vision to a trained professional agent who is dedicated to further enhancing their everyday experience – completely hands-free assistance at the touch of a button.

Access Guide

Access Guide is a friendly introduction to digital accessibility based on WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines).

WebAIM's WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Just enter the website URL into the tool and it will let you know the accessibility issues it finds.

Code for Africa Universal Access Guide

The purpose of this guide is to standardise accessibility features and ensure accessibility compliance across Code for Africa’s projects. Please feel free to copy and adapt it for your organisation.

IncluCity Calgary

IncluCity Calgary

Calgary, AB, Canada

Calgary's First Inclusive Usability Testing Service

Centre for Internet and Society

Centre for Internet and Society

194, 2nd C Cross Rd, Stage 2, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is an Indian, non-profit organization that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives -- including hundreds of articles on Accessibility.

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) requires all government-produced digital products, including websites and applications, to be consistent, modern, and mobile-friendly.

Bookshare

Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the joy of reading.

Seeing AI

Seeing AI

Redmond, WA

A free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the low vision community, this research project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects

Wayfindr with TfL

Wayfindr with TfL

52-58 Arcola Street, London E8 2DJ, UK

We have developed the world's first internationally-approved standard for accessible audio navigation.

Secure Usability and Accessibility Lab at Open Tech Fund

Secure Usability and Accessibility Lab at Open Tech Fund

2025 M Street Northwest, Downtown, Washington, DC 20036, USA

OTF’s Secure Usability and Accessibility Lab offers secure usability and user-interface assistance to Internet freedom and digital security tools to help them recognise and solve usability challenges that hampered the adoption of those tools in repressive contexts.

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes

Åbogade 15, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark

Bringing sight to blind and low-vision people

The Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model

The Smart City Digital Inclusion Maturity Model is a tool to help cities worldwide assess and benchmark their level of digital inclusion and ICT accessibility.

Sign Dict

Sign Dict

Richard-Sorge-Straße, Berlin, Germany

A crowdsourced German sign language dictionary. Funded by @prototypefund

Liftware

Liftware

269 E Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080, USA

Liftware's selection of stabilizing and leveling handles and attachments are designed to help people with hand tremor or limited hand and arm mobility retain dignity, confidence, and independence.

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