Promoting the Integration of Universal Design into University Curricula (UDUC)

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Resource TitleTypeDescription
ACM curriculum guidelines for Information Technology

3rd-party resource or guidelineCurriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology. Includes guidelines for including accessibility topics.
Web Accessibility Tutorials – W3C3rd-party resource or guidelineThis collection of tutorials shows you how to develop web content that is accessible to people with disabilities, and that provides a better user experience for everyone. The tutorials cover various accessibility topics, based on common tasks in web projects. For example, they show you how to provide accessible images and tables using a variety of web technologies, including HTML4, HTML5, CSS3, WAI-ARIA, MathML, and SVG. The concepts and techniques explained in the tutorials apply to other formats as well. The tutorials are designed to be used by a variety of individuals, including: Web developers will find guidance and boilerplate solutions for many common coding challenges; Web designers will learn how to create web page components with a built-in inclusive design; Web trainers will find examples to teach people about accessible web design and development; Content authors will learn concepts and techniques for preparing their content in an accessible way...
Accessibility Fundamentals Page – W3C3rd-party resource or guidelineIntro to Accessibility; Examples of individuals using accessible or assistive technology. Accessibility in Context; What is Web Accessibility; Accessibility is Important for Individuals, Businesses, Society; Making the Web Accessible; Evaluating Accessibility; Examples and More Information. Everything in left sidebar of page, especially "Perspectives Videos" and "How People with Disabilities Use the Web".
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) – W3C3rd-party resource or guidelineThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops international standards for the Web: HTML, CSS, and many more. The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help you understand and implement accessibility. You can use W3C WAI resources to make your websites, applications, and other digital creations more accessible and usable to everyone.
Web Fundamentals – Accessibility – Google/Udacity

3rd-party resource or guidelineThis document set is a text-based version of part of the content covered in the Udacity course on Accessibility. Rather than a direct transcription of the video course, it is meant to be a more concise treatment of accessibility principles and practices, using the course's original content as a base. Specifics include: Learn what accessibility means and how it applies to web development; Learn how to make web sites accessible and usable for everyone; Learn how to include basic accessibility with minimal development impact; Learn what HTML features are available and how to use them to improve accessibility; Learn about advanced accessibility techniques for creating polished accessibility experiences.
WUHCAG – Checklists for WCAG

3rd-party resource or guidelineIt’s extremely useful to have a WCAG 2.0 checklist to hand when you’re working through the guidelines. A WCAG 2.0 checklist helps you to check your web accessibility progress, record how far you’ve come and set your targets for the future. Wuhcag addresses “holistic web accessibility” – that means taking everything about your website into account. There are three checklists, with links to articles about each guideline. They’re also available as PDFs via a book purchase. The checklists are organized by WCAG level. If you’re attacking the guidelines in order (as suggested), you’ll move from Level A (Beginner) through Level AA (Intermediate) and on to Level AAA (Advanced).
WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 – W3C

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
3rd-party resource or guidelineWAI-ARIA Authoring Practices is a guide for understanding how to use WAI-ARIA 1.1 to create an accessible Rich Internet Application. It describes considerations that might not be evident to most authors from the WAI-ARIA specification alone and recommends approaches to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. This document is directed primarily to Web application developers, but the guidance is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers. It provides guidance on the appropriate application of WAI-ARIA, describes recommended WAI-ARIA usage patterns, and explains the concepts behind them. Languages used to create rich and dynamic web sites, e.g., HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and SVG, do not natively include all the features required to make sites usable by people who use assistive technologies (AT) or who rely on keyboard navigation. The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) Accessible Rich Internet Applications work
Inclusive Components – Pattern Library

Heydon Pickering
3rd-party resource or guidelineThis is a very detailed walkthrough of common complex web interface patterns focusing on inclusive design. There is an associated book (for purchase).