a11y Reviews Resource

Friday, Feb 22, 2019

A joint effort from Adrian Roselli and Tobie Langel called a11y.reviews is available as of January 21, 2019. This resource is a community-based site that reviews the accessibility of digital tools, platforms, services, and resources. Community members are invited to contribute via GitHub issue filings and pull requests. 

As of the publication of this article there are five main categories: 

  • Online surveys 
  • Content platforms
  • Video conferencing
  • Source control
  • Project management tools

A resource like this can be valuable to teams looking to short-list new technologies to procure based on accessibility criteria. The first entry under video conferencing tools is Zoom which is generally considered to be the most accessible and inclusive platform. For a team looking to acquire a new tool in this category, the a11y.reviews resource can be an efficiency multiplier in selecting IT products that align to their organizational values of diversity and inclusion. 

Having this resource open source and community driven should keep the information up to date and relevant. Community contributions are encouraged by filing an issue with GitHub