Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are stable, referenceable technical standards. For each guideline, there are testable success criterial which are at three levels: A, AA, and AAA. Wayne State University will adhere to the technical standards of compliance identified in the WCAG 2.0, Level A and AA as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) helps you determine the legibility of text and the contrast of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators to meet AA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This tool features:
- WCAG 2.1 compliance indicators
- Several ways to set colors: raw text entry (accepts any valid CSS colour format), RGB sliders, colour picker (Windows and macOS only)
- Support for alpha transparency on foreground colors
- Color blindness simulator
The Colorblind Web Page Filter resource allows you to view your website pages using colorblind filters. This is helpful when creating content with images to ensure an equitable viewing opportunity for all users.
Social media platforms raise some access issues for individuals with disabilities. Although accessibility on social media sites is limited in a lot of ways, some features do exist in each platform. This article from the University of Minnesota gives practical ways you can make your social media posts more accessible and inclusive.
- Writing effective alternate text
- Social media alt text Google Chrome extension
- Social media alt text Mozilla Firefox extension
- Browsing the web with a screen reader (webinar recording)
The following videos were crafted to give brief information on accessibility and best practices for content strategists.
Introduction to Accessibility
What is accessibility? Why is accessibility important? What are different types of disabilities? This brief, 7-minute video provides an overview and introduction to accessibility.
10 quick tips for content strategists
Are you starting to create content and want to ensure you are implementing accessibility best practices? This brief, 7-minute video provides quick tidbits to the top 10 tips for content strategists to consider when creating, editing and adding content to their website.
Do you find yourself having a lot of PDFs on your website and unsure if they belong? This brief, 3-minute video provides a brief overview of what a PDF is and how it is best used on websites.