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Accessible Websites

As the digital front door to our University, it's important that everyone is able to access the information they need. Once you understand the small steps we can all take to ensure that no person is ever excluded from our content, you will start to see that making our content more accessible actually provides a better user experience for all.

Here is a checklist for creating online content and styling pages. Creating accessible content for websites doesn't require extensive technical knowledge. If you are not sure about the accessibility of your content reach out.

  1. Headers are used to create logical reading order and not for styling text. See Quick Tip 3 about headers.
  2. Tables are properly used to present tabular data and contain accurate text-based descriptions. They are not used for layout
  3. Content is presented as a webpage whenever possible, posted documents are in an accessible format 
  4. Hyperlinks are provided using appropriate and accurate descriptive text, not "click here" or "learn more." See Quick Tip #1 about links.
  5. Images have minimal to no text on them and include appropriate and accurate text-based descriptions using alt text or on the website alongside the image. See Quick Tip #2 about alt text.
  6. Posted videos and other digital media are captioned to 99% accuracy.
  7. Forms are provided using an accessible forms tool and fillable PDF forms are checked for accessibility prior to posting
  8. Any customized website apps should be checked for accessibility before posting on the website, and any issues remediated prior to publication 

 

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