Accessibility

The Distance and Online Learning Section’s Web Committee continuously strives to build an inclusive, accessible web experience. We selected our WordPress theme and stock photography with inclusivity and accessibility in mind and regularly review new site content for accessibility barriers. If you experience a barrier or exclusion on our website, please email Web Committee co-chairs Anaya Jones and/or Matt Stevons.

DOLS Website Content Accessibility Checklist

Color

  • Color alone is not used to convey meaning
  • Color meets contrast requirements

Learn more: Color Contrast Checker: Web Aim

Headings

  • There is only one h1 (the title)
  • Headings are nested appropriately and not skipped

Learn more: Semantic Structure: Web Aim

Images

  • Reduce use of complex images (ex. Infographics)
  • Include descriptive alt text

Learn more: Alt Text for images: Web Aim

Links

  • Link text is unique and descriptive

Learn more: Descriptive Links: Web Aim

HTML

  • Non-image content is coded, not presented as a complex image

Tables

  • Tables include descriptive captions
  • Table rows and/or columns have headers

Learn more: Accessible Tables: Web Aim

Forms

  • Fields are arranged logically
  • Fields are keyboard accessible
  • Fields are labeled in a way visible to screen readers

Learn more: Accessible Forms: Web Aim

Files & Video

  • Files and video available on the website follow the above guidelines and document specific guidelines to ensure an accessible experience for our community.