How do I make my site accessible?
This site will provide you with a growing number of step-by-step guides on how to make particular parts of your site accessible as well as general accessibility information to help you understand why it is so important to us that everyone take part in making the University website accessible to all. First, as content editors and site owners you will want to focus on the things you put on your website, this includes content, images, tables, page structure, videos, documents, etc. Once you have built a page or two on your site, test that your pages are accessible by following our [accessibility testing check list]. In addition to accessibility testing resources, here are a few guides you can start with:
Adding WAI-ARIA to your content
Read more on WAI-ARIA
Mozilla - WAI-ARIA Basics
Who can I go to for help?
If you are a content editor or site owner who needs helps with making your site accessible or have accessibility questions or concerns, you can attend one of our open labs to receive assistance. Open lab is offered every Monday morning from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and alternates between the CU Denver and CU Anschutz campus. You can find the open lab schedule on the Office of Information Technology website
. You may also send an email to email@example.com
detailing your needs, concerns, or questions.
Additional accessibility resources
- WCAG or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines cover a wide range of recommendations for making web content accessible. These guidelines are the go to standard for web based accessibility.
- WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) is a site dedicated to web accessibility and has an abundance of articles, resources and guides to help make web content accessible.
- a11yproject is another excellent site dedicated to website accessibility and features many articles, tools, guides and resources all dedicated to accessibility.
- SiteImprove offers a comprehensive archive of videos dedicated to accessibility topics.
Additional accessibility information, guidelines, tools & resources can be found at our dedicated OIT web page.