You’ll hear a lot about making things accessible to screen readers, and it might make you wonder if we care about people with disabilities who aren’t blind. It’s true that screen readers, which parse through a web page’s underlying code and speak the content out loud, are critical to helping people with visual impairments use Continue Reading »
Checking that a page can be navigated without a mouse is one of the easiest accessibility tests you can do. It ensures that people who need to – or prefer to – navigate the web with their keyboard can get to the functionalities they need.
We like the WebAIM color contrast checker because it includes an eyedropper tool that lets you sample colors from a graphic or image before you upload it to the web. Use it to make your graphics accessible before you finalize and share them.
PDFs created from scanned or inaccessible documents need to be “tagged” in order to make them accessible.
Screen reader users, keyboard users
What to do
First, make sure you have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC on your computer. The Continue Reading »
Electronic documents (including those that people can download from your site or Canvas) are subject to the same accessibility requirements as websites.
Screen reader users, people with low vision, people with cognitive disabilities
What to do
In documents you’ll want to pay attention to:
A group of more than two related items is presented in paragraph form, separated by commas or is presented as a list but not marked up (coded) as a list.
People with cognitive disabilities, screen reader users and anyone scanning the page. The bulleted or numbered (depending on the list) structure conveys Continue Reading »