Below you will find Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards that you can utilize to make your web content web accessible.
- Use alternative text with photos and images (Section 508: 1194.22.a/WCAG 2.0: 1.1)
When adding a photo or image to your site make sure you fill out the “Alt Text” field with a description of the content.
Click here for instructions on how to add alternative text
- Do not use flashing GIFs or elements that may cause seizures (Section 508: 1194.22.j/WCAG 2.0: 2.3.1)
- Provide closed captions or transcripts for audio and video (Section 508: 1194.22.b/WCAG 2.0: 1.2)
If you add an audio or video file you must provide a text equivalent of the multimedia.
- Use properly labeled links (WCAG 1.0: 6.1)
Click here to view example of properly labeling links
- Time based content must provide a start, stop, pause or extend function (Section 508: 1194.22.p/WCAG 2.0: 2.2.1)
If you use time based content on your website such as a slideshow or game, you must provide the user a way in which a user can start, stop, pause or extend.
Click here to view an example of providing a start, stop, pause or extend function to your content
- Do not solely use color to convey information (Section 508: 1194.22.c/WCAG 2.0: 1.4)
Click here to view an example of not solely using color to convey information
- iframes must be titled when embedding them to a website (Section 508: 1194.22.i/WCAG 2.0: 2.4.2)
When embedding an iframe from any service to your website a “title” tag must be added to the iframe snippet.
Click here to view an example of adding a title to an iframes
- Website content that requires a special plugin or software must provide a source link (Section 508: 1194.22.m)
If your browser doesn’t not support PDF viewing and you have PDFs on your website; add a link to a PDF reader.
Click here to view a example of adding a software link