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Accessibility Guidelines

Checklist for Content Pages

The items listed below refer to content pages in your Canvas course. Generally speaking, these apply to web pages as well. For more information specific to files, multimedia, and accommodation; please refer to the sites linked in the left menu. Additional resources are listed there as well. Contact the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) if you have any questions.

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D1: Heading Styles
Content Pages do not use heading styles or use them inconsistently, including skipping heading levels, and/or altered fonts/size/format/color are used instead of heading styles.
 
Content Pages consistently use heading styles (i.e. Heading 2, Heading 3, etc.).
D2: Lists
Numbers, letters, or symbols are manually inserted to create a list.
 
Lists are created using the Bullet or Numbered List tool in the rich text editor.
D3: Links
Links are not descriptive, or URLs are displayed instead of meaningful links; and/or underlining is used for emphasis or for denoting headings.
 
Links are descriptive, and avoid redundancy; links avoid using non-descriptive phrases; and underlining is only used to denote active hyperlinks.
D4: Tables
Tables do not use designated header cells.
 
Table cells designated as row and/or column headers allow screen readers to read table cells in the correct order.
D5: Color Contrast
Insufficient color contrast between foreground (text or graphics) and the background could create difficulties for low vision and color blind students.
 
There is sufficient color contrast between foreground and background to meet Section 508 standards.
D6: Color and meaning
Visual elements alone have been used to convey meaning.
 
Visual elements (color, bolding, all caps) are not used as the sole way to convey importance or meaning.
D7: Images
Does not consistently use descriptive alternative text, or the image has text that is not part of the alternative description, or uses "image of" or "picture of" as part of the alt text.
 
Every image (including those used in Pages, Discussions, Quizzes and Assignments) uses descriptive alternative text that includes any text visible in the image, does not contain "image of" or "picture of", and uses "" if the image is purely decorative.

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