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Web Accessibility Guidelines

We strive to achieve the Web content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 published by the W3C as follows.

Text

  • Use a normal font such as Times or Arial; nothing fancy.
  • Use 10 point and above for print and 12 pixels or larger for electronic format (myTCC).
  • Use black and white; there is no reason to use colored text.

Colors

  • Use caution when using colors.
  • Example of what not to do
  • Don't rely on color to make a distinction between choices. Use text instead.
  • Example of what not to do
  • It is ok to use shade alternating rows in table.

Images

  • Do not use image links.
  • If you are not sure that your email is accessible, attach a text document.
  • When creating email messages, your text/message should not be an image. If you can't grab the text by highlighting and copying it to paste somewhere else, then it is not accessible.
  • Make sure the image is not central to the message. If you were to take out the image or photo, would the message make sense to a visually?
  • Images need accompanying descriptive text before the image.

Inserting Links or Video

  • When inserting links, use a descriptive text, instead of the long URL. The screen reader will be reading and telling the user where they might choose to navigate to, rather than a long line of jargon they may not understand.
  • Do not use the words Click Here. That doesn't tell the person where the link will take them.
  • Any audio or video you link to needs to have a transcript for closed captioning.

Updated January 06, 2022