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Digital and Information Accessibility

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Digital and Information Accessibility

This page includes selected resources about access to information and digital content. All resources are in English unless specified.

Marrakesh Treaty: A 5-Step CSO Action Guide, with Insights from Seeding the “Miracle of Marrakesh:” The Journey of Malaysia’s Accession to the Marrakesh Treaty
~ Civil Society Organization Perspective

– Available in accessible pdf and word format

e-Accessibility Policy Toolkit for Persons with Disabilities by ITU & G3ict

Status of Digital Rights in Malaysia: Focus on Persons with Disabilities, Older Persons, Children and Youth , a Civil Society Joint Submission for the 45th Session, 4th Cycle, Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

  • Full report: pdf , word
  • Annex I: Lived Experience Voices of Persons with Disabilities: pdf , word

Our right to knowledge: Legal reviews for the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print disabilities in Asia and the Pacific by United Nations Development Programme and World Blind Union

Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index (DARE Index) to trace country progress in making Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) accessible for all by G3ict

Inclusive Banking: Emerging Practices to Advance the Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities by International Finance Corporation

Situation of Persons with Disabilities in the COVID-19 Pandemic and Access to ICT, with a special focus on women and girls with disabilities (Malaysia) – Available in accessible pdf and Word format

Barriers to Digital Inclusion by American Foundation for the Blind

Introduction to Web Accessibility by W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview by W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

How to Create Accessible Content by Princeton University

Web Accessibility Myths: Debunking 7 Common Misconceptions by Alisa Smith in Moz

Improve Internet Accessibility for Individuals with Impaired Vision by

Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities , W3C Working Group Note 29 April 2021

Autism Accessibility Guidelines Research Report (on web accessibility) by Hassell Inclusion for National Autistic Society, UK

Easy read materials help persons with limited reading skills understand written information more easily. Easy read presents information in simple words and sentences.
Easy read also uses simple pictures to illustrate the meaning of information presented.

Individuals who benefit from easy read include:

  • Persons with Dyslexia and other reading difficulties
  • Persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Persons with dementia
  • Persons with speech and language disorders
  • Persons with limited reading skills, such as second-language learners, poor readers, children.

How To Make Information Accessible: A guide to producing easy read documents (pdf) by CHANGE, UK

Easy-to-read checklist to make sure your document is easy to read (pdf) by Inclusion Europe.

A guide to producing written information in easy read (pdf) by North Yorkshire County Council, UK

Describing Images in Publications—Guidance, Best Practices and the Promise of Technology (Webinar) by DAISY Consortium

The Art and Science of Describing Images (Webinar Series) by DAISY Consortium

Guidelines for Accessible Publishing by National Council for the Blind Malaysia (NCBM) – Available in accessible pdf and word format

Introduction to Inclusive Publishing by Inclusive Publishing (A DAISY Consortium Initiative)

Accessibility Top Tips for Publishing Digital Books by Inclusive Publishing (A DAISY Consortium Initiative)

Accessible eBook Guidelines for Self-Publishing Authors by Accessible Books Consortium and International Authors Forum

Accessible Publishing Best Practice Guidelines for Publishers produced by EDItEUR in association with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and DAISY Consortium

Best Practices and Guidelines for Large Print Documents by American Council of the Blind

EBU Clear Print Guidelines (pdf) by European Blind Union

Making Information Accessible to All by European Blind Union

Word Document Publishing 101 (Webinar) by Inclusive Publishing (A DAISY Consortium Initiative)

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines for Making Audio and Media Accessible resources:

Video Accessibility Guidelines and Laws for Closed Captioning by Scribie Blog

If Tech Fails to Design for the Most Vulnerable, It Fails Us All by Afsaneh Rigot

Accessibility: Inclusivity in the post-pandemic world in The Edge Malaysia

Overcoming Common Myths and Misconceptions about Digital Accessibility by Linda Sanabria in

The International Accessibility Standards You Need to Follow by Chris Ward in Telerik

Challenges for Screen-Reader Users on Mobile by Tanner Kohler in Nielsen Norman Group

Are Youtube and Microsoft Stream WCAG Compliant? by Kami Funk in

Artificial intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities by United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn

Accessible Reading Systems

  • The DAISY Consortium compiles and updates a list of accessible reading systems with guidance notes on how to use each accessible reading systems listed.
  • Accessible reading systems offer varying accessibility features that suit the needs of different users. Accessible reading systems generally include support for a screen reader, ability to change the visual presentation of the contents, read aloud feature, feature to enlarge image, etc.

Live caption feature on Google Chrome Desktop

Accessible Mathematics

Making Math Accessible, One Step at a Time (Webinar) by DAISY Consortium

Accessible Music Resources

Accessible Guitar Instruction and Music Resources by Bill Holton for American Foundation for the Blind

Accessible Music Chords and Scales for Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo and Ukulele for the Blind and Visually Impaired by Standard Guitar

Braille Sheet Music , a project initiated by Yongsit Yongkamol