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  • Guidelines

    • WebAIM provides a free, widely used accessibility checker called WAVE, as well as extensive information about techniques for improving web accessibility. It is a non-profit organization based at...
    • The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the author of the standards used at Cornell to evaluate web accessibility: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. WCAG explains how to make web...

    PDF Remediation Checklist

    • How to create accessible PDFs with a checklist for all items you need to address.
    • Instructions to add tags in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • In order to be WCAG 2.0 compliant, all images must have accompanying text that conveys the same information. Images that add no meaningful information should be marked as decorative. Doing so...
    • Bookmarks help users of assistive technology navigate to sections of long documents. Bookmarks should follow the existing structure including the table of contents and headers....
    • WCAG 2.0 Contrast Ratios In order to make PDFs accessible for low vision readers, a certain amount of contrast is required. For normal text WCAG 2.0 requires contrast...
    • How to format embedded links to create an accessible document in Adobe Acrobat
    • How to make accessible forms in Adobe Acrobat
    • How to correct the heading structure for an accessible PDF in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • How to create an accessible list structure using Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • How to set the title of a PDF document in Acrobat or Word.
    • Screen readers use document language to determine pronunciation rules. To make your document accessible, you must set the language.
    • The order in which content is presented or accessed needs to be defined for screen readers, keyboard navigation and small or zoomed in screens. Tag order defines how screen readers...
    • How to create an accessible table structure in Word, InDesign, or Acrobat.
    • To make sure that the PDF is sufficiently accessible, use tools to simulate the experience using a screen reader or for a low vision reader.  Keyboard Simulation Simulating...

    Resources

    • Multimedia presentations can be inaccessible to people who are unable to hear their audio content and to people who are unable to see critical information that is presented visually....
    • When it comes to accessibility on the web, color contrast is an area that can affect multiple audiences, with or without disabilities. Websites with good color contrast can help users with color...
    • ARIA aids screen reader users by assisting in the rendering of non-visual aspects of your website. The Web Accessibility Initiative-Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) is a technical...
    • Siteimprove may miss assets that are linked within your site if they don’t meet Siteimprove’s definition of an ‘internal’ asset, which includes pages, documents, PDFs, media files, links, and...
    • Making maps accessible presents a challenging concern when being aware of what content you have on your website. There is currently no clear standard on how to make a digital map accessible to...
    • These steps provide a high-level view of a recommended way to test a website for accessibility issues. Step 1: Add Your Site to Siteimprove Launch Siteimprove, the university'...
    • Siteimprove includes a feature called Priority that can help you make better-informed decisions about web accessibility issues. Please note: Siteimprove's documentation refers to the...
    • Siteimprove is a full-featured web accessibility management service available to all Cornell faculty and staff at the main Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Cornell Tech. The Siteimprove...
    • The WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) checklist offers recommended techniques for implementing HTML-related principles for WCAG 2.0 conformance. It is developed by WebAIM, and...
    • All sites across campus must include information about web accessibility in their footer. There are now two options that have been approved for the university. This is an easy and quick change you...

    Training