There are key elements to ensuring an accessible Web experience for all users. Below are tips for design your site accessibly.
Key Elements in Creating Accessible Sites
- Image Descriptions (Alt Tags): Make images accessible
- Color Contrast: Color your site with care
- Use Headings to organize your documents
- Hyperlink Text: Give your links unique and descriptive names
- All content is accessible with keyboard alone, in a logical way
- Design your forms for accessibility
- Create accessible Data Tables
- Taming the Wild West of Dynamic Content on the Web for Accessibility
- Use an Accessible Content Management System
ARIA: Accessible Rich Internet Applications
Tips for creating an accessible online course
- Carefully consider ease of navigation – ensure that important information is easy to find and the design is simple
- Upload course material in an accessible format. (See Accessible Course Materials)
- Follow Website Accessibility guidelines listed above.
- If you are using videos, choose videos that are already captioned. Follow the UA's Commitment to Captioning
- If using a LMS or another course solution, become familiar with the accessibility features built into the site.
Web Validation Resources and Tools
View our Web Validation Tools and Techniques page to view options for checking your site and content for accessibility.
More Web Accessibility Resources
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Government Website
- Section 508
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
- Web Accessibility for Designers
- Web Accessibility Gone Wild - Now even wilder!
- University of California, Berkeley: Top 10 Tips for Making Your Website Accessible
- Web Accessibility for Section 508
- Introduction to Web Accessibility Course from Google
- A Web for Everyone, Designing Accessible User Experiences
- Accessibility Handbook, Making 508 Compliant Websites