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The community of people interested in assuring online accessibility is extensive, so sometimes, it is difficult to find the right place to start. A selection of the best sources of information is offered here, but your suggestions of additions are welcome.

Newsletters

Email Lists

Use the Stanford's Accessible IT list to discuss Stanford-only projects.

The most active and best email list is the Web Accessibility E-mail Discussion List hosted by WebAIM.

Other lists of interest are:

Company Blogs

Blogs by Individuals

EDUCAUSE

Drupal and Accessibility

The Drupal community has an email list and a Google+ account which are available for those who have questions. They are also the best places to monitor and contribute to accessibility developments.

WordPress and Accessibility

When getting started with WordPress and accessibility, this blog post from Practical Ecommerce, WordPress Accessibility Resources, offers an excellent collection of accessibility-related plug-ins, pointers to themes built with accessibility in mind, etc.

Other valuable resources include:

Miscellaneous

If Twitter is your "go to" source for information, you might wish to follow the WebAxe account hosted by Dennis Lembree. In addition, Dennis has compiled a list of the Twitter accounts of many of the experts in the field. To follow along, subscribe to Web Accessibility.

Finally, there is a Bay Area Accessibility dinners Meetup that is held every few months. It offers a great chance to gather with local experts, both inside and outside of the academic environment, to chat casually about the latest happenings in the industry.

Last modified: 
August 16, 2016