Content Creators can read more information about the Accessibility Resources from Penn.
- Always complete the caption field on images, whether you’re adding thumbnails on stories/events/profiles or adding images to pages.
- It will be your choice whether you display that caption or not.
- Create links with multiple words and avoid generic link text like “click here” or “learn more.”
- Make your link text descriptive to help users know where they are going.
- Avoid simple phrases like “click here” and instead use phrases like “learn more about abc” or “go to xyz.”
Think of your webpage as an outline. Your page title or <h1> tag should be the theme of your page. Subheadings, like <h2> and <h3>, are used to deliver your message. Functionally, subheadings are great for logically grouping content and for separating extended text.
- Use headings in numerical order as much as possible.
- Do not use headings to style text, and only use them to break up and organize content.
- Do not skip heading levels. For example, <h3> should always follow <h2> and never be directly after <h1>.
- Help screen readers find all the important content: Use in-page text for event information and details and do not rely on images of flyers/posters to deliver this information to users.
- Use plain language and avoid complicated metaphors and idioms.
Use lists to break up walls of text
Be sure your files (especially PDFs) meet accessibility standards.