Accessibility and Universal Design

Addresses the course’s adherence to accessibility and universal design principles that are critical to some learners but that benefit all learners.

  • Text is formatted with titles, headings, and other styles to enhance readability and improve the structure of the document
  • There is enough contrast between text and background for the content to be easily viewed
  • Flashing and blinking text are avoided
  • When possible, information is displayed in a linear format instead of as a table
  • Tables are accompanied by a title and summary description
  • Table header rows and columns are assigned
  • For all slideshows, there are simple, non-automatic transitions between slides
  • Text content is available in an easily accessed format, preferably HTML. All text content is readable by assistive technology, including a PDF or any text contained in an image
  • A text equivalent for every non-text element is provided (“alt” tags, captions, transcripts, etc.)
  • Text, graphics, and images are understandable when viewed without color. Text should be used as a primary method for delivering information
  • Hyperlink text is descriptive and makes sense when out of context (avoid using “click here”)