Three common barriers to accessible content for all students
- Items lacking contrast
- Missing alternative text tags for images
- Empty or broken links
Eighty-five percent of homepages have issues with presenting low contrast text. Nearly 68 percent of pages were missing alternative text for images. More than half of the websites included empty links or missing form labels.
From: eCampus News - Ensuring accessible content for all students.
|Learn how to prevent these issues in Canvas on our Accessibility in Canvas page or view this this Canvas post about Fixing and Preventing Accessibility issues in your course.|
Tools to Help Make Your Content Accessible
The WAVE WebAIM Tool is a suite of tools inside a web browser add-on and is a great way to scan online or browser content and get feedback multiple areas of web content at once. See https://wave.webaim.org/
If you need a specific tool or need to verify offline content, we recommend you check out the lists below for some tools that can help you.
Color and Contrast
WebAim's Color Contrast Checker
Color Contrast Analyzer (Downloadable Program)
Google's Lighthouse Dev Tool
See Captioning Panopto Videos for generating automatic captions
Office 365 Accessibility Checker
Download Accessible Microsoft Templates
Making Google Docs and Presentations Accessible
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