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The resources on this page are to assist you in evaluating web content for accessibility. For the best accessibility practices regarding the creation of new web content, please contact the Instructional Accessibility Group, [email protected], to schedule a web content manager training.
To Learn more Join us for a Web and Social Media Accessibility Workshop. Our schedule can be found on our Events & Workshops area.
The following steps for assessing web content requires an intermediate skill level for web browser navigation as well as some basic/intermediate understanding of web design or HTML. If you are not comfortable with these, skip to Questions 5 and 6 for less extensive checks/processes.
To assess online content in any browser, you will need open the Inspect Window of web page by pressing F12 or CTRL + Shift + C (Windows) or Command (⌘) + Option + C (Mac) while one the page you want to inspect. Look at the window to the right/bottom to answer the following questions:
Note: the elements are presented in an expandable list; click any right facing arrow to expand that section of the Inspect Window.
Checking the accessibility of websites and linked content is integral to ensuring full course accessibility for our students and the community. There are many ways to determine the accessibility of webpages; a good tool is the Wave Evaluation Tool, which can be added to Google’s Chrome browser. Wave provides a platform to view and verify website accessibility and provides information and strategies for areas of concern.
You now know how to use the Wave Evaluation Tool to determine website accessibility
To completely assess online content for accessibility, you need to consider color contrasts of text and background colors. There should also be clear contrasts between different sections of a website. This guide will explain how to download and use the Colour Contrast Checker extension for Google Chrome.
These documents give you a general understanding of how to evaluate web content with accessibility in mind. These are best used for determining the accessibility of 3rd party resources.