Website Accessibility - Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and additional Resources

We've had a few people ask about website accessibility, so I asked a friend over at NSW Education who works with their Accessibility about the standards, and what resources she recommended for accessibility. Her recommendations are below:

The guidelines are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
Minimum requirements for government agencies is AA, some federal agencies require an AAA

They're a bit hard to digest, but there is a quick reference guide which is a lot more manageable: https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/

For additional recourses, webAIM has some great resources, tips and techniques: http://webaim.org/resources/

And she said to remember the guidelines are not just about HTML content, all website documents (word, pdf, ppt etc.) should pass the guidelines too, and recommend this resource: http://a11yproject.com/