The University of Northern Colorado Web Communications Department has created this accessibility statement to help users with disabilities navigate the site easier and to educate users about Accessibility.
- u - UNC's Home Page
- h - Home page
- n - Page's Navigation
- c - Page's Content
- 0 - Accessibility Statement (This Page)
To use the access keys press [ ALT ] + [ Letter/Number ]
What is Accessibility?
Accessibility refers to how easy it is for an individual with disibilities to navigate a website. These disabilities range from users who may not be able to hold a mouse to those who are blind.
How Accessibility is Achieved?
- This site is Section 508 compliant
Code & Content:
- Semantic Markup - Content is placed in appropriate tags. For example Phone Numbers and Address are wrapped with the <address> tag.
- Headers - Heading tags are used that allow screen readers to know where sections are.
- Images used on this site have a descriptive ALT tag.
- Images that are more complex include a Longdesc tag.
- This site uses CSS Layout for positioning rather than table layout. Using CSS Layout separates out the content and the design code.
- This site uses relative font sizes that can be resized for users with low vision.
More on Accessibility
- Accessibility Primer
- From UNC department
- IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center
- Various recourses on accessibility
- W3C Accessibility site
- Internet Standards
- Dive into Accessibility
- 30 day case study. Covers different disabilities and how to help them
- Microsoft’s Accessibility site
- Tutorials on how to accomplish accessibility
- US Government’s Section 508 site
- How the law applies to you.