Important Tips for Creating Accessible Digital Content

  • Do not rely on color as a navigational tool or as the sole way to differentiate items
  • Include alt tags for any images
  • Use self-describing links, and limit links on a page
  • Provide transcripts for audio files, such as podcasts
  • If you have a video on your site, you must provide visual access to the audio information through captioning
  • Consider 508 testing to learn more about how accessible your site is

Dive more Deeply into the Tips


Alt Tags

Self-Describing Links

Captions and Transcripts

Document Structure

PDFS and Powerpoint files


Section 508 Compliance 


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