Accessibility

Font Colors and Color Contrast

Accessibility guidelines mandate a minimum color-contrast ratio between text color and background color. When the minimum contrast ratio is not met, text is hard to read or unreadable to some users. This red text, for example, does not meet the minimum ratio. College templates are carefully designed to… Continue reading »

Writing Accessible Link Text

The Web wouldn’t be a web without all the hyperlinks connecting one page to another. And creating a link seems simple enough once you do it once or twice: highlight some text, click the link icon and paste the destination URL. Creating links accessible to all users, however, takes a… Continue reading »

Content Headings & Titles

Organizing page content by headings helps users understand the page’s organization and structure. Visually, headings are presented as larger and more distinct than surrounding text. Making text larger helps guide the user’s attention. Using headings is particularly helpful for users with cognitive disabilities. Screen reader users sometimes navigate a page… Continue reading »

What is Web Content Accessibility?

In the context of a webpage and its content, accessibility is the idea that all information on the page is equally available to everyone, including those who use assistive technologies because they have visual or other impairments.  So when we talk about creating accessible webpages, we mean building them such… Continue reading »

Why Image Alt Text is Required and Important

Adding images to a webpage can be a good way to convey information and/or make a page more visually appealing. It is important to remember, however, that vision-impaired visitors may not be able to see the images and could therefore miss out on the information they contain. To ensure the… Continue reading »