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see: https://www.unr.edu/accessibility/resources/web/accessible

Text: Content/Headings
Headings are properly nested and in order. Heading styles/tags (<H1>-<H6>) should be used for all headings. Do not use text formatting to achieve the appearance of headings. Conversely, do not use heading tags (<H1>-<H6>) to achieve visual results only, as they convey a hierarchy.

All images must have alternative (alt) text. Alt text should be:
Accurate and provide an equivalent description of the image. Succinct, although some more detailed graphics or diagrams may require a longer description. Not redundant with surrounding text and does not use phrases such as "image of" or "picture of," etc.

However, based on https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/images/decorative/ our Canvas images are usually "eye candy" and alt text would only add audible clutter, marking as decorative images.

PDFs:

Use PAC, download from https://www.access-for-all.ch/en/pdf-accessibility-checker.html to check a PDF's accessibility.

When creating PDFs in word:

  1. Save As -> select PDF file type,
  2. click "More options..." link below file type,
  3. click "Options..." button,
  4. check "Document structure tags for accessibility" box under non-printing information
  5. and check "PDF/A compliant" box under PDF options.

After saving, check with PAC. If problems found with PAC, use https://pave-pdf.org/index.html?lang=en to fix PDFs (Re-check with PAC before uploading).

Last Author
sskidmore
Last Edited
Nov 2 2020, 5:14 PM