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UIUC Accessibility Guidelines
University library's links to campus and state regulations.
Illinois IT Accessibility Initiative Home
Great accessible information technology resources from U of I.
Includes presentations, course websites, media, HTML, and more.
iCITA Best Practices in HTML
Illinois Center for Information Technology and Web Accessibility's list of good content creation and editing practices in HTML sourcecode.
Look at their lefthand sidebar for more information.
Guidelines and resources for UIUC web editors in our Content Management System, including training materials.
Why make my web content accessible?
As online access to information becomes increasingly popular, it is critical that everyone, regardless of disability or learning difference, has the ability to obtain and use information from the web.
Access can be facilitated by anyone who publishes content on the internet.
Especially in an educational setting, online resources should be checked and monitored for accessibility: this page should help you get started.
Factors that all Web Authors should be thinking about:
- Navigation: order and structural organization of headings, titles, menu bars, lists, images, tables, and more.
- Non-text descriptions: alt text, title tags, and written descriptions for all links and images.
- Scripting: script techniques that follow Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Suite.
- Styling: proper and user-friendly listing, color contrast, font size and style, table creation, and more.
WAVE Web Accessibility Tool
From WebAIM, a tool that helps you visualize the elements and structure of a web page and can help point out possible coding errors.
Standards for information technology content development from the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act, including helpful term definitions.
Implementation guidelines for web-based information as stated by the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act.
IITAA Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs from the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act website.
WC3 Accessibility Standards
Web Accessibility standards from the World Wide Web Consortium.
USAB Section 508
The United States Access Board's website section on Electronic and Information Technology, section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act.