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
- UA Quickstart - all the pieces have been put in place for you to spin up beautiful, accessible and secure websites in a matter of hours instead of weeks.
- UA Sites - accessible, fully-developed Drupal sites managed by the UITS Campus Web Services team.
Web Validation Resources and Tools
View validation tools and techniques to Test your website 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
- W3C: How People with Disabilities Use the Web
- 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
- W3C: How to Create Accessibility Statements
- How A Screen Reader User Accesses the Web: A Smashing Video
Disability Resources (DRC) is YOUR resource for ensuring accessible content!
For Support or Consultation:
Fill out the IT Accessibility Consultation Request Form
For email correspondence, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.