Accessibility Training: Procuring Goods and Services

Please complete this training after completing the Web Development and Design training or the Content Stewards training.

Information and communication technology (ICT) accessibility begins with a product's code. Designing with accessibility in mind...

  • Provides access to maximum number of users
  • Furthers UConn's accessibility culture
  • Saves time and money spent remediating inaccessible products

Who is impacted by inaccessible ICT:

  • Users who are blind, have low vision, or have color blindness: Cannot perceive some or all visual information on a page
  • Users who access ICT solely through keyboard controls: Can only interact with page if all elements can receive keyboard focus
  • Users who experience seizures: If content is flashing or moving rapidly, it can trigger seizures
  • Users who are English Language Learners: Setting up content so that it can be accessed by a screen reader improves their experience
  • Users who are elderly: May experience lower vision or limited physical movement
  • Users in busy or noisy spaces: Often make use of captions or transcripts
  • Mobile users: Resizable content that is high contrast helps mobile users perceive content more easily

Principles of web accessibility through development and design process:

  • Specific applications for websites and digital solutions
  • Accessibility audit methodology: Can be used to review products prior to and after launch

Last modified April 25, 2019