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We often get asked if we have any good recommendations for accessibility or disability related books, TV shows or other resources. The best place to look for a lot of day to day practical references is online and we have links to other useful sites and resources spread throughout our guidance articles.

Sometimes though, there are great pieces of print material, a TV show or documentary that we see or are suggested that is worth the watch or read. This article is a living list of these recommendations presented in no particular order.

Reading list

A Web for Everyone: Designing Accessible User Experiences

Sarah Horton and Witney Quesenbery

Practical Web Inclusion and Accessibility: A Comprehensive Guide to Access Needs

Ashley Firth

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

Haben Girma

The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe

Ellen Clifford

Form Design Patterns

Adam Silver

Inclusive Components

Heydon Pickering

Up Cripple Creek: A Journey to Immobility

Jon McVey

Designing Accessible Learning Content: A Practical Guide to Applying best-practice Accessibility Standards to L&D Resources

Susi Miller

Watch list

Crip Camp

Available on Netflix, the 2020 documentary follows Camp Jened, a New York summer camp for teens with disabilities and those campers who became activists for disability rights and the impact they had on US accessibility legislation.

Paralympics: The Unfair Game

BBC 2021 documentary. Former Paralympic athlete Richie Powell investigates the sport's classification system, which is accused of being flawed, easily manipulated and lacking credibility.

Rising Phoenix

Available on Netflix, the 2020 documentary looks at the history of and current Paralympic Games.

Mental: A History of the Madhouse

BBC 2010 documentary (which can be found in full on YouTube) looking at the closure of Britain's insane asylums.

Mission: Accessible

Channel 4, 2020. Rosie Jones, a comedian with a disability is on a mission to help disabled people plan fun-filled adventures. With guest comedians Rosie visits places across the UK to compile a guide to the accessible British vacation.

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