Web Accessibility Guidelines
We strive to achieve the Web content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 published by the W3C as follows.
- Use a font such as Times or Arial; nothing fancy.
- Use size 10 point font and above for print, and 12 pixels or larger for electronic format.
- Use black and white; there is no reason to use colored text.
- Choose colors that have a high contrast against one another.
- Don't rely on color to make a distinction between choices. Some users may be colorblind and won't be able to tell the difference between some colors. Use text instead.
- It is ok to use shade alternating rows in table.
- Do not use image links.
- If you are not sure that your email is accessible, attach a text document.
- When creating email messages, your email body 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 still make sense to someone who is blind?
- Images must have alternative text. Alternative text describes images to visually impaired users.
- When inserting links, use a descriptive text instead of the long URL. The screen reader
will be reading the links and telling the user where they might choose to navigate
to. It's helpful to the user to hear descriptive text rather than a long line of URL
jargon they may not understand.
- Bad Example: For more information about TCC's meningitis vaccination requirements, visit http://www.tccd.edu/admission/meningitis-vaccinations/index.html.
- Better Example: Find more information about TCC's meningitis vaccination requirements.
- 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 20, 2023