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Website Accessibility

Having an accessible website is one step to becoming a truly inclusive museum. The Alliance has compiled this set of resources on website accessibility from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

10 Best Practices of Accessible Museum Websites

Accessibility consultant Sina Bahram shares ten ways museums can ensure their websites are accessible to a variety of individuals.

Other Resources


The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has developed a number of resources to help organizations develop more accessible websites.

Adobe Color

Adobe Color helps designers create color themes and includes accessibility tools and assessments to test the accessibility of design concepts. It’s free to use online, plus, if the user has Creative Cloud, colors will sync with CC Libraries.

Color Safe

This free tool makes it easy to test WCAG compliance for text and background contrast ratios.

Developing Accessible Websites

This website provides information from the University of Washington about building accessible websites on a more detailed level for content.

Web Accessibility Guidelines Checklist

This checklist from Vox Media can help build accessibility into the website development process and include items like using contrast, utilizing color effectively, use of images, understanding inputs, alt text, and consistency and clarity.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Information on WCAG, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. A single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.


WebAIM offers this set of resources to help achieve technical accessibility on your website from the users perspective.

WAI Resources

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a Web Accessibility Initiative and numerous resources. They provide guidelines, quick tips, checklists, techniques, and training materials for making web content accessible. They also have descriptions of and links to more than 30 tools that can help with evaluation, retrofitting, and transformation of Web content. In addition, they offer guidance in developing organizational policies on Web accessibility and selecting authoring tools for Web accessibility.

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