Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect of the World Wide Web. One of the goals of Web Services is to make sure the College web site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Assistive technologies are used to interpret web pages into a medium that is adaptive to a particular disability.
Accessibility guidelines should be followed on all pages stored on the College web servers including Blackboard/WebCT course pages. Other resources include:
There are several things you can do to ensure your web page is accessible to persons with disabilities and conducive to these assistive technologies:
To use the ALT Text Label: In composer, double click on the image. Near the middle of the Image Properties dialog box is a field called, Alternate Text. Type text describing what the image is or says. If it is a photo, say photo of College. If it is words, re-type the words. This will allow the special assistive readers to understand and interpret the photos correctly.
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