Accessibility for teams

A ‘quick-start’ guide for embedding accessibility and inclusive design practices into your team’s workflow
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Everyone who works on government websites has a role to play in making federal resources accessible and inclusive.

This guide provides:

  • An overview of how each team member can contribute to a product’s accessibility.
  • A framework for thinking about accessibility and inclusive design in your role.
  • An understanding of the human need behind accessibility practices.

We focus on the issues most likely to impact government sites. These guidelines do not provide a comprehensive list of all possible issues. Your team will need additional resources and work to conduct manual audits to conform to the standards of Section 508, a law that ensures all web content is accessible to anybody with a disability. It aligns with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA.

Choose the guide that best fits your role:

  1. Product management
  2. Content design
  3. User Experience (UX) design
  4. Visual design
  5. Front-end development

These roles are based on the roles we have at the Technology Transformation Services at GSA.