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Web Accessibility

The CSU provides a Professional Development for Accessible Technology web site for teaching and learning resources to create accessible web sites, course materials, electronic documents and multimedia. Cal Poly also provides information on its own university accessibility standards and guidelines to ensure that campus administrative web sites are compliant in accordance with campus policies and plans.

Listed below are links to resources to help in the training and creation of accessible web sites, course materials and on-line content such as, electronic documents (Word, PDF, etc.) and multimedia (videos, podcasts, Flash, etc.)

Web Sites

  • Web Authoring Resource Center (WARC) provides developers of Cal Poly Official Web sites with the information and tools necessary to plan and build a site that meets basic requirements for university identity, web accessibility, usability and aesthetics.
  • Cal Poly Web Templates provides templates for building campus web sites that meet Cal Poly identity and accessibility requirements.
  • Web Accessibility Coordinators lists individuals on campus responsible for coordinating and ensuring accessibility compliance of web pages, web-based applications and services and electronic content for their respective academic, administrative or auxiliary unit.

Coursework

  • PolyLearn provides for posting a course syllabus and other important class information and course materials electronically. All materials posted must fully accessible to students taking the course.  See information below.

Resources

  • WCAG Outline: This is a website in draft form designed to help people search the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines more easily by selecting a tag (videos, alt text, layout), which will then display all applicable success criteria.

Electronic Documents (Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel and InDesign)

Microsoft Word

Preferred Resource

Other Resources

Adobe Acrobat

Preferred Resource

Other Resources

Adobe InDesign

Resources

Preparing InDesign Files for Accessibility (video)

Microsoft PowerPoint

Preferred Resource

Microsoft Excel

Preferred Resource

Multimedia Accessibility & Video (video captioning)

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