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Accessibility and Assistive Technology: Web Content

A resource guide for assistive technology, accessibility, and digital learning tools available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Accessible Web Authoring

"Access" Keyboard Button

University Weblinks

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.

Quick Tips

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.