Web Accessibility

Attendees, including Judith Heumann, gather around a table at a meeting of the Presidents’ Council.

This resource offers concrete information on ensuring your online presence is accessible to people with disabilities.

Your foundation’s online presence is likely to be the first point of interaction with anyone interested in the work that you do, so it’s important to be sure it’s welcoming and accessible to all. (Not to mention, it’s the law!) This includes not only your website, but also any digital content you create, including–but not limited to–documents, PDFs, surveys, graphics, podcasts, videos, and social media posts. 

First, learn more about what web accessibility is and why it’s essential in this Introduction to Web Accessibility from the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative.

Ready to get started? Take a look at these 10 Tips for an Accessible Website from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN).

Then, dive into the resources below, which cover how-to guidance on inclusive and accessible design. 

Inclusive Design: Bring Web Accessibility to Your Nonprofit
This resource from the MacArthur Foundation maps their journey to web accessibility, including tangible steps you can take.

Digital Accessibility: Websites and Documents
This resource from FISA Foundation and The Heinz Endowments highlights key accessibility concerns for web users with disabilities and solutions you can implement.

Creating Accessible Videos: A Brief Guide
This resource, created by Rooted in Rights, offers a wealth of information on how to ensure your video content is accessible to disabled people.

Accessible Social Media Guide
This guide from the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities provides tips and guidance to make social media posts accessible for disabled people to read and interact with.