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Accessibility Resources Summary

Posted by Michael Gaigg

Let me know in the comments if you feel anything is missing!

Getting Started


Validators & Tools


  • Slack: a11y
  • The A11Y Project - A community-driven effort to make web accessibility easier
  • WebAIM Community - Email discussion list, newsletter, blogs by WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)

Get started with Screen Readers

Posted by Michael Gaigg


The following browsers have support for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and are supported by several screen readers that also offer support for ARIA.

Screen Readers

The most popular screen readers for Windows are:

  • JAWS (free demo, Standard: $895, Professional: $1,095)
  • Window-Eyes (free demo, Standard: $895)
  • NVDA (Firefox 3 only, Open Source under GNU 2)


Please refer to Todd Kloots' fine blog entry on how to 'Configure your machine for testing with a screen reader'. This is a summary of his installation steps:

  1. Install virtualization software
  2. Install browsers & take a snapshot of that state
  3. Install and configure screen readers
  4. Restart the virtual machine & take a snapshot of that state

Which screen reader are you using? What are your experiences?