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Accessibility

Accessibility information

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Content accessibility 

Content editors are responsible for their content's compliance with federal and state accessibility laws. Download the accessibility checklist to get more details on what elements of your content need to be accessible and why. Below are instructions for content editors at UW Bothell on how to make your web pages accessible when using Kentico.

Topics

The documentation below is intended to only support the editor in learning how to make their content accessible. A list of documentation on how to use the editor toolbar in Kentico is also available.

  • Headings should be in semantic order
  • Images need alternative text 
  • Tables need table headers and captions
  • Meaningful Link Text means text that is hyperlinked should be able to stand alone independently of its context. For example, links like “click here” and “more” are meaningless out of context.
  • Videos should always have closed captioning
  • Electronic Documents (PDFs, Word Docs, etc.) need to be accessible. How you make it accessible depends on the format (.pdf, .docx, etc.)
  • External applications need to be checked for accessibility prior to procuring it. The university is liable for inaccessible software, programs, etc.; the vendor is not liable.