This tip builds on a previous one – what to do about images of text. Our Web Accessibility Partner of the Week for January 25th, provided us with a perfect example as well as one solution. The Challenge: So here’s the situation: you have a lot of information that you want to add to a… read more… Tip of the Week – Where Did The Pictures Go?
As content editors for Purdue University Calumet schools and departments, you face special challenges. You provide plans of study, textbook and course listings, and other types of data that require specially marked up tables. And you want students to be able to print these, preferably on one page. So you frequently upload a “bingo sheet”… read more… Tip of the Week – Accessible Plans of Study
We keep returning to this subject in our tips because alternate text is a key component for Web accessibility. It’s also one of the most problematic issues we run into. We have talked about why it’s so important: the alternate text that you provide may be the only information that someone receives from your image.… read more… Tip of the Week: Simple Images
Tables. They’re used for layout and for data on the Web. And they can cause major accessibility headaches in both cases. But there is a cure: Proper Markup. A Definition When we talk about “markup”, we’re talking about the code behind the scenes. “Hypertext Markup Language” or HTML, is the language the browsers speak, that… read more… Tip of the Week – Tables That Are a Treat!
Text in Link Clothing Web visitors have come to expect that underlined text means a link that will take them somewhere – to another page, another Web site or another location on the page they’re reading. Using the underline on text that is not a link is confusing. How This Happens The problem is, that… read more… Tip of the Week: Tricky Text
Best Practices Figuring out what alternate text to use for an image isn’t hard. Just think: “if I couldn’t see this image, what would I be missing?” Then try to put that into 140 characters or less and there’s your alt text! And if the answer to that question is “I would be missing nothing”,… read more… Tip of the Week: A Couple of Alt Text “Do’s”
Best Practices Keep them short and use only when necessary! Heading elements mark the beginning of chunks of content. They provide us with a way to quickly navigate section by section and create structure out of blobs of text. Use heading level 2 for main sections and heading level 3 for the subsections. It’s easy… read more… Tip of the Week – Headings
The start of a semester always means changes for our Web sites. And that makes this a great time for a reminder: Anything new that’s published to a Web site – any new PDF, any new Word document, anything offered as a download, any new Web page, any changed Web page – must be accessible… read more… New Semester, New Documents, New Procedures