Once Upon an RFP’s
Accessibility Resource Guide

As a certified disability-owned business, Once Upon an RFP is committed to fostering a culture of acceptance and accessibility in a diverse world.  We’re compiling an ever-growing list of resources to help you reach your accessibility and readability goals.

Accessible Color Palettes

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Color Contrast Checker for WCAG Compliance

“When the background color of a website is too similar to the colors used for text and other UI elements, some visitors may find it difficult to read and understand your site.”

Venngage Guide to Accessible Colors (sic) Palettes [Templates Included]

“A Total Guide to Accessible Colors [Including Palettes & Templates”

ColorKit Colorblindness Simulator

“Create colorblind-friendly color visualizations”

TPGi’s Colour Contrast Analyzer (CCA)

“Use TPGi’s free colour contrast checker to optimize your content – including text and visual elements – for individuals with color-blindness or low vision impairments. Current version 3.5.2”

Graphic Design Tools

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“Not a designer? No problem. Make accessible and professional infographics or any other visual you can think of in just a few steps.”

Includes templates for:

  • Infographics
  • Brochures
  • Mind maps
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • Flyers
  • Diagrams
  • Charts
  • Resumes
  • Whitepapers

Accessible Fonts

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A Web Designer’s Complete Guide to Accessible Fonts

“Using ADA compliant fonts during the web design process ensures that your content is easier to read, your site navigation is convenient, and that assistive technology such as screen readers functions as it should. “

Accessibility Education

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CHAX Accessibility Training

Provides training and compliance in Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office Suite, screen readers, social media, and video.

IAAP – International Association of Accessibility Professionals

“The mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content, services, and environments.”

Loopio Blog: An Inclusive Structure of a Proposal: How to Ensure Visual and Cognitive Accessibility

“Just like a rising tide lifts all boats, kindness benefits all. ⛵ And when we prioritize accessibility, everyone wins.

As a proposal writer, you have the power to be a rising tide and create proposals that are easier to read for all evaluators, including those with visual impairments or neurodiversities.”

APMP Winning the Business Blog: Cognitive and Visual Accessibility in Proposal Writing

“Cognitive and visual accessibility is about breaking down boundaries and making it easier for everyone to read your writing.”

Unsure where to begin your RFx journey? Let Once Upon an RFP’s proposal experts help position you for success with proven processes and tools. Contact us.

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Emma Hegel-Kissinger | Senior Proposal Consultant, Contributing Author
Emma merges compliance and creativity to develop dynamic, responsive content, transforming clients’ visions, messaging, and sales processes. Since 2020 she has supported Once Upon an RFP’s clients as a Proposal Writer and Manager for public (B2G) and private (B2B) sector procurement opportunities. Emma holds a Poynter Certificate in Editing from ACES: The Society for Editing and is APMP Foundation certified. She is passionate about crafting compelling, accessible, and inclusive copy for clients from all industries.

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