Accessibility comes first
St. Edward's expects all websites on WWW to be accessible. By default, our CMS templates take care of most compliance issues for you. But if you maintain one or more websites at SEU, you should learn and understand the basic rules of accessibility and your role in keeping your site accessible.
Educate your team and designate time to test
Make sure your team is aware of SEU's accessibility testing tools, and consult SiteImprove to mitigate accessibility issues.
Provide a clear way for users to communicate problems with your site
Keep all lines of communication open, and make it easy for users to contact you. If phone or email contact is not preferred, consider building a contact form in Google Forms or Qualtrics.
Test your site frequently
Development Tips & Links to More Information
- Develop to current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to Level AA
- Develop to the current Section 508 accessibility standards
- Use HTML elements as they're intended to be used
- Ensure that all actions can be performed using just a keyboard
- Use plain language
- Use high color contrast (dark gray on white instead of light gray on white)