Appalachian Today recently published an article detailing the work happening across the Appalachian State campus to support and promote accessibility knowledge, resources and adoption across campus.
It includes 5 accessiblity best practices when creating content:
- Ensure video and audio content have text-based alternatives for those with sensory impairments so all users can access the information. This includes captioning videos or providing audio transcripts.
- Make hyperlinks concise, descriptive and meaningful out of context for ease of use and navigation.
- Apply paragraph styles or heading tags in documents. Structure is critical for adaptive technology users who rely on properly formatted headings to navigate documents and webpages.
- Provide alternate text to describe images that convey meaning in websites, documents and presentations so people using screen readers can understand the information contained in the image.
- Utilize the most readable fonts and a strong color contrast between background and foreground so users can access the content in bright sunlight or high-contrast mode.