Universal Design for Digital Environments
The web frequently serves as the “front door” for students in academic contexts. Do you welcome users (students, faculty/staff, community) by creating a digital environment that is flexible, intuitive, and equitable?
Content can be accessed in multiple ways, to accommodate for the user’s ability or situation.
- Captions for all web video sound: dialogue, significant background sounds, music
- Transcripts for podcasts, lectures, and other audio files
- Text/audio equivalent for web video images
- Text description for still images, including photographs, graphs/charts, etc.
Design and use are easy to understand regardless of the user’s experience, language skills, or physical ability.
- Maintain a simple and consistent design
- Accommodate a wide range of literacy and language skills
- Provide time and feedback for any task the user must complete
All content and processes are available to users with diverse abilities and backgrounds.
- Site/ course can be fully navigated using keyboard commands
- Documents and websites are structured using clear organization, including headings and styles
- All users are provided identical or equivalent access