Clean Formatting Don’t use ALL CAPS. Use bold and italic text sparingly. Don’t use underlines, which implies links. If you feel the need to use a lot of text formatting, revisit your text for scannability and appropriate section headings.
Special Cases Use Styles for special formatting. If you need help, ask for advice from AD&S.
Web Accessibility Is... Removing barriers that prevent access to websites by people with disabilities. We need to design for visitors with: Visual impairments Auditory impairments Motor/mobility impairments Cognitive impairments
Web Accessibility Some elements of our sites are in your control; some elements are part of the CMS. Focus on elements of content that are in your control. Most regular text content is highly accessible. Focus on a few easy changes...
Trickier Cases for Accessibility Data tables –require special labeling PDFs –require special formatting Videos/Audio –require captioning or transcripts Online Forms –require special labeling For these, ask for advice from AD&S.
Accessibility Red Flags Images of text (in place of text content) Conveying meaning with only color