Text - Accessibility
Text - Accessibility
For all Blackboard shells, as well as online courses, reasonable accommodations must be made to web content (not only face-to-face instruction) to maximize student accessibility in your course and comply with federal ADA requirements.
Below are items you must check to ensure all Text in your course is accessible.
Use a san-serif type face (i.e. Arial, Century Gothic, Helvetica, Trebuchet, Verdana) with non-justified text of no less than size 12 type for easy readability
Use one font throughout the site
Use Styles function to insert headings and other important navigational structures in documents
Avoid using font color as exclusive method to convey meaning
Color is sometimes used to convey meaning beyond the basic text. In a course syllabus, for example, you may use color to emphasize an important statement. Or, on a PowerPoint slide showing a multiple choice question, you might show the correct answer in green and color the incorrect answers in red. Using color to communicate meaning or emphasis is problematic for students with color blindness. If you want to use color to express meaning, you should also provide a supplemental means to convey the information without color. In a good example, survey results reported by gender would display data from males in a red font followed with an asterisk (*). Colorblind students could identify male data by the asterisks (*) rather than the colored font.
Avoid harsh color combinations, such as yellow-blue or red-green combinations
Avoid overuse of all CAPS, bold or italics
Avoid underlining words, which a screen reader can mistake for a navigation link
Use high contrast between text and background
Avoid extremely bright colors as a background color. Do not use patterned backgrounds or watermarks across document
Avoid using PDFs
Avoid the use of text boxes to set off content; screenreaders will not detect content
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