Resources

DISCLAIMER: All of the links below are external websitesExternal Website. You MUST verify that each resource, code snippet, tutorial, or library is fully accessible. These resources are not endorsed as fully accessible.

Documents and Forms

Microsoft Office

HHS Custom Tabs for Microsoft Word

HHS Productivity Tab

The HHS Productivity Tab for Microsoft Word organizes the commands that help Word help you do better work faster. It just so happens that most of these commands also help you create accessible documents.

HHS Reports Tab

The HHS Reports Tab optimizes Microsoft Word so that the tools people use when creating reports are easier to find. These tools can also help you create accessible reports.

PDF

Web Development

General HTML and Accessibility

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications)

Drupal

Angular

Bootstrap

.NET

Java

JavaScript

Libraries

Mobile Development

Video & Captioning

Accessibility Testing Tools

Browser Add-ons, Extensions, and Toolbars

Chrome

Internet Explorer

Firefox

Cross-Application Tools

Other Accessibility Resources

Assistive Technology Developers

Freedom Scientific

Accessibility Discussion Lists

Here are some online discussion lists that are useful for keeping up with accessibility issues and techniques.

State of Texas Lists

These lists are associated with Texas state agencies.

List Name and Link Description
DARS Assistive Technology Users Share tips and tricks on using assistive technologies, or ask questions of other assistive technology users on how to more effectively use your software.
(Note: This list is expected to be renamed "Texas Assistive Technology Users" soon. At that time, you may need to resubscribe.)
DIRTECH Networking and expertise sharing among Information Technology (IT) professionals in Texas government.
DIRTRAIN Training and education issues in Texas government. Geared towards those who coordinate/deliver training.
Discussion lists owned by Texas state agencies A listing of all the public mailing lists on lists.state.tx.us.
PESO (Public Electronic Services On-the-Internet) Working Group Mainly oriented to accessibility issues.

External Lists

These lists are not associated with a Texas state agency.

List Name and Link Description
AppleVis A community-powered website for blind and low-vision users of Apple's range of Mac computers, the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
Austin Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup Networking group in Austin, Texas, for developers, designers, accessibility, usability, and any other high-tech professionals who wish to learn and share knowledge about accessibility and inclusive design.
FedAccessibility A group that advocates for the United States Government to be a model practitioner of accessibility to people with disabilities. Issues include federal technology and personnel policies.
The JAWS for Windows Support List This group aims to be a source for anything and everything related to JAWS for Windows. Topics range from discussion of new and upcoming features, to compatibility with certain programs, and so on.
Knowbility Accessibility SIG Share accessibility information with the Knowbility community.
techlunch A lunchtime meetup, chaired by the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Meets monthly in Austin, Texas, to discuss accessibility issues.
U.S. Government Drupalers Federal government Drupal group.
WebAIM Forum Discussion List Discuss web accessibility issues with a large international community of accessibility professionals.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated: June 20, 2017