In furtherance of its responsibility to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities, Hampshire College strives to make all web content fully accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.
Use headings, short paragraphs, and bulleted lists to give structure to content on web pages. Aim for brief, clear paragraphs that are organized hierarchically.
Provide appropriate descriptive text for every image or graphic.
Make your link text descriptive and unique, but brief. For example, use a phrase like "Read the report" rather than "Click here."
Use colors with sufficient luminosity contrast, brightness difference, and color difference. Don't rely on color alone for emphasis.
Provide captions and either a full transcript or a text description for all video files, and a transcript for audio files.
Non-HTML content (documents or pdf files) posted online should have text that is selectable and/or searchable by a computer. Use tools like PAVE to ensure the accessibility of these items.
Use tables only when necessary (when you genuinely need to present tabular data). Use header cells for the top row and left column. Be sure that textual information is displayed in a linear form across a whole line, typically on one line only. Word wrapping in tables creates problems for browsers and screen readers.