Accessibility: Core Skills

Illustration: Core Skills include headings, links, lists, contrast, captions, alt text
September 30, 2016

Start small. Learn just one new skill and integrate it into your daily routine.

Last month we introduced Accessible U, a new website that provides information and strategies for creating a more inclusive, accessible University community. The site has a vast amount of information.

Start Small

We recommend you start small and add new skills as you get comfortable. For example if you are new to accessibility a good place to start learning is with Core Skills. They include 6 basic topics that help lay a foundation for creating inclusive web content:

  1. Headings
  2. Hyperlinks
  3. Bulleted & Numbered Lists
  4. Color & Contrast
  5. Video Captions & Transcripts
  6. Alt Text

These skills will improve daily communications for everyone. Pick out a topic and give it a go. Great things almost always start small.

Then Build

Once you have built up your core skills, dig into some of the more advanced Tutorials or explore the material geared to Web Developers or Instructors.

For every document you write, every web page you design, every software you purchase, and every email you compose, make accessibility best practices part of your daily routine.

Further Information