This quarter, Connecticut Sea Grant has partnered with ITS to develop accessible documents. Continue reading about collaboration with Connecticut Sea Grant
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Policy provides an update to the former Universal Website Accessibility Policy.
To demonstrate UConn’s commitment to providing an accessible digital environment, a committee composed of members including ITS, the Center for Students with Disabilities, the Office for Institutional Equity, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University Communications, and more, spent the past year updating the policy, which goes into effect on July 24th, 2019. Continue reading about the ICT Accessibility Policy
A new accessibility feature will be enabled in HuskyCT this winter intersession and spring semester.
To support accessibility and facilitate broad engagement with information, ITS, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and the Center for Student with Disabilities (CSD) evaluated the digital accessibility product Blackboard Ally. Continue reading about the Blackboard Ally roll-out
Headings are common in articles, papers, and web pages. Typically, headings will look different than paragraph text so that they stand out visually. We might bold, underline, or italicize text, or simply enlarge it for a heading. For sighted users, these headings are a way to skim through a page and quickly extract big ideas. Continue reading about headings
Blackboard Ally is an accessibility tool embedded into Blackboard courses. UConn will be piloting this tool during Fall 2018 with selected courses. Visit this site’s Blackboard Ally page.
“Read More” is a common phrase after a few lines of an article. Typically, we read a few lines, and if our interest is piqued we continue to the full article. “Read More” is done through a
more tag. Continue reading about more tags
A screen reader is a piece of assistive technology that is frequently used by person with visual impairments or learning disabilities. It is also helpful for people learning English (or another language) and for the elderly. Continue reading “What is a screen reader and how does it work?”
This website incorporates recommended IT accessibility features and pilots emerging solutions. In a series of posts, we will focus on the different elements in accessible web design, why including these features are important, and how you can add these features to your site. Continue reading about navigation focus
There is a particular shade of blue that we recognize as the default hyperlink text color. The hex code is #388AC3 and looks like this:
Many sites use plug-ins without the users realizing it. For example, every time you open a PDF from a website, you are using a PDF reader plug-in. For some users with disabilities, however, this can create problems. Continue reading “Required Plug-ins Notice”