In this page you will find several techniques that will help you make your web content accessible.
Use alternative text with photos and images
- After you upload an image, with the image selected click on (more)
- Click on the “Add alt text” button
- Fill in the description field and click “apply”
Do not use animated Gifs or flashing elements
Do not solely use color to convey information
A good method to convey information without solely using color is to use text. Below is an example of the wrong way and the right way.
- Wrong way: Scheduled Test Date
- Right way: Important – Scheduled Test Date
Use Properly Labeled Links
Use links that make sense out of context. Publishers should avoid vague link phrases such as:
- Wrong way: click here
- Right way: Click here to visit the East Penn School District Website
iframes must be titled when embedding them to a website
Below is an example of embedding a google map without and with a title:
<iframe src=”https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=America/New_York” style=”border: 0″ width=”800″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”></iframe>
Website content that requires a special plugin or software must provide a source link
Get Adobe Reader (note: This link can be placed in any accessible area of your website)
Time based content must provide a start, stop, pause or extend function
Below is an example of a slideshow with a pause button.