Project Platform

The Accessible.org Project Platform is a collection of free workbooks on Google Sheets*. The Project Platform was designed to help public entities with ADA Title II web accessibility compliance, but can help any organization in planning, organizing, and executing on a digital accessibility project.

*Google Sheets does not provide for the ability to create programmatic headers. You can download our Excel spreadsheet to access the spreadsheets with programmatic headers.

Below are instructions for using each workbook in the Project Platform.

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Project Platform Online (Google Sheets)

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Instructions

The first workbook contains quick instructions and updates to the Project Platform. The Project Platform is a living resource so we will maintain and update it to ensure it improves over time.

Digital Asset Inventory

The Digital Asset Inventory workbook is simply an accounting of all digital assets and content that need to be compliant under the new ADA Title II web accessibility rule. To use this workbook, add your digital assets and content under the corresponding column. Assets and content are grouped under the following columns:

  • Websites (properties)
  • Pages (individual, miscellaneous non-property pages such as LinkTree)
  • Apps (mobile apps including native, hybrid, and web apps)
  • PDFs
  • Word Documents (word processing documents)
  • Presentations (PowerPoints and and any other presentation files)
  • Spreadsheets (Excel spreadsheets and any other spreadsheet files)
  • Social Media (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, etc.)

Website1.com Progress

The Website1.com Progress workbook contains a condensed WCAG 2.1 AA checklist with all 50 success criteria divided by WCAG 2.0 and WCAG 2.1 success criteria. If your digital team is auditing and/or remediating any of your website properties, you can use this sheet to track progress with the status column.

If your team is unsure of what the success criterion requires, they can click on the success criterion number to access the full explanation inside the success criterion’s lesson in the WCAG Course.

The status column for each success criterion can be updated to reflect one of five statuses:

  • Not started
  • 25% progress
  • 50% progress
  • 75% progress
  • Completed

Additionally, notes can be added for any success criterion.

This workbook is named Website1.com to indicate that more than one website can be added to the platform. This should be renamed to your primary website. More URLs can be added to this workbook by copying and pasting the initial rows and columns in the workbook.

You will replace Accessible.org with your homepage URL to start.

Mobile App 1 Progress

The Mobile App 1 Progress workbook works much the same way as the Website1.com Progress workbook except the URLs column is replaced by the screen / view column and the notes column is prepopulated with guidance for applying WCAG 2.1 AA to mobile apps.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are for web-based assets. Thus, WCAG does not apply evenly to non-web applications such as native mobile apps and hybrid apps. However, the general principles from the success criteria usually carry over. When developers have questions, they can gain direction from this column.

Although the role in mobile app work largely shifts to developers, we have kept the role column the same as with the website workbook.

Project Timeline

The Project Timeline workbook comes with a prepopulated sample timeline for possible assets and content in columns A through J.

Columns L through R span two rows to account for stacking the projects concurrently. Whenever possible, projects should be worked on at the same time.

For example, if a service provider is working on Website1.com, your digital team may be working on an alt text project. Even though the alt text project might take 3 weeks, this does not add any time to the 16 weeks for the website project so the timeline for completing work on both assets remains at 16 weeks.

Project Budget

The Project Budget workbook is prepopulated with budget numbers for various assets and corresponding accessibility services and work (e.g., website audit and remediation, alt text description work, etc.). The budget column is followed by an actual cost column which can be updated when the actual costs of the project are known.

The final Total Budget and Total Cost columns in columns P and Q represent the totals for the entirety of the Title II project.

Project Resources

The Project Resources workbook contains groupings of various resources:

  • Accessibility services
  • Accessibility training
  • Information
  • Tools
  • Downloads

Each column contains links to helpful resources to help your team as it works through your digital accessibility project.