There are four basic principles for accessible web design:
- Perceivable: Ensuring that all aspects of your site can be viewed by people with disabilities. This includes aspects such as captioning and alternate text for images. Learn more about perceivable web design here.
- Operable: Ensuring that any user controls can be operated by those who do not use a mouse. This includes aspects such as keyboard accessibility and focus. Learn more about operable web design here.
- Understandable: Ensuring that content is consistently and clearly described. This includes aspects such as navigation, error messages, and identifying languages used in the webpage. Learn more about understandable web design here.
- Robust: Ensuring that content acts similarly, regardless of browser or assistive technology. This includes aspects such as accurate and complete HTML. Learn more about robust web design here.
UConn offers a checklist that you can use while developing and designing your web page.
Refer to Information Technology Services (ITS) for assistance regarding website development. If your site is deployed through Aurora, visit the Aurora Accessibility page and the Aurora guides for more information.
Last modified December 30, 2020