Subject: Language and Accessibility
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities.
WebAIM: Keyboard Accessibility
This guide explains best practices for keyboard accessibility, one of the most important aspects of web accessibility.
CDC Language Guide: Simply Put
This CDC guide for creating easy-to-understand materials helps communicators develop messages that are clear and understandable.
Anti-Racism for Medical Educators
Use this tool from UCSF to review the use of language in your materials.
Do Ask, Do Tell
Do Ask, Do Tell: A Toolkit for Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Information in Clinical Settings will help you better understand the health issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
GLAAD Media Reference Guide
GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide, now in its 11th edition, offers education and guidance on telling LGBTQ people’s stories in ways that bring out the best in journalism.
The Radical Copyeditor
Radical copyediting helps language live up to its most radical potential—serving the ends of access, inclusion, and liberation, rather than maintaining oppression and the status quo.
Everyday Words for Public Health Communication
Everyday Words for Public Health Communication offers expert recommendations from CDC's Health Literacy Council and other agency communicators on how to reduce jargon and improve readers' understanding.
Rochester Racial Justice Toolkit
This Toolkit is a compilation of articles, guides, news, videos, social media, and other tools from several online sources on racial justice and Black Lives Matter activism.
Understandings of gender continually evolve. In the course of a person’s life, the interests, activities, clothing, and professions that are considered the domain of one gender or another evolve in ways both small and large.