Web accessibility is at the forefront of many minds, but it is difficult to know exactly what to do to make a website compliant with WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 guidelines. There are no hard and fast rules to follow, nor a simple checklist that says, “If you do these 10 things, your website will be accessible.”
At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we have begun work to improve the overall accessibility of our website in a holistic way. Using our WordPress site as the basis, we are investigating ways to improve accessibility, including subscription services like LibGuides, Libraryh3lp chat service, and WordPress plugin Formidable.
Using UNC-Chapel Hill Library’s initiatives as an example, we will illustrate what others can do on their own websites to meet WCAG 2.0 requirements and make them more usable for all users. This session will include sharing tips and tricks that we’ve learned along the way, as well as free tools that we have found useful in our work.
What you’ll learn:
- Useful tips for implementing some of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines on your websites
- Importance of nesting HTML heading tags
- How to add the new HTML ARIA tags to web pages
- Helpful tools created by University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign