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Web and Digital Accessibility Tips

Web and digital accessibility refers to the way content is formatted and designed so that people with disabilities can access it. It is extremely important that all users have a similar experience when they are reading your content.

Writing

Adhering to best practices for web writing will enable all audiences to quickly scan and efficiently locate web information. Learn about writing best practices.

Documents

For an inclusive user experience, it is important to make sure that the documents that link from your site are accessible. Learn about creating accessible documents.

Headings

For assistive technology users who use screen readers and keyboards to access and navigate web content, headings are a tool to allow scanning of information. Headings enable the user to more quickly understand site architecture, page structure and site organization. View information regarding heading best practices.

Images

Accessible images allow users of assistive technologies equal access to information provided by an image. Explore image best practices.

Links

The web audience that uses assistive technologies can access web links easily by listing links and tabbing through them if the links are marked up correctly. Learn about link accessibility.

Tables

 A screen reader reads each cell of the table out loud, left to right and top to bottom. Accessible markup is necessary to ensure that the assistive technology user can obtain accurate table data. View table/data best practices.

Audio/Visual

Any videos or audio recordings that are created for a course must have captions and/or a transcript available. In a sense, captions and transcripts are another form of alternative text for deaf and hard-of-hearing users. Learn about audio/visual accessibility.