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Digital Accessibility Resources

A guide to web accessibility for users and creators.

Top Ten Accessibility Tips

  • Always use formal semantic structure, such as Heading, Sub Heading 1, Paragraph, etc. In Blackboard, these are listed under Format in the Rich Text Editor Box.
  • Use Bulleted or Numbered Lists
Text Content
  • Divide large blocks of text into smaller more manageable chunks.
Video Content
  • Make sure all video content have accurate captions and/or an accompanying transcript.
  • Provide a text description (alt text) for every non-text element, such as images, charts or graphs.
  • If alt text is not sufficient, provide a longer description in the surrounding text or in a separate document. Alternatively, you can reconsider the way you are presenting the information.
  • Use good contrast between the text and background colors.
  • Avoid colors as the sole means of highlighting important information.
  • Use meaningful descriptions such as website name or document title instead of "click here".

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Schumann Library: Subject Guide

Welcome to the Accessibility Resources LibGuide


As digital technologies become more ubiquitous, accessibility becomes more important. The purpose of this guide is to point you to some resources and tools that will enable you to design and use digital products in a more accessible way.

What's in this guide

The resources here are divided into two broad categories: those for creators and those for users.


If you are creating a document, spreadsheet, slide presentation, or other digital content, use the link to the left under "Resources for Creators" to find user guides and video tutorials that will help you to design your content in a more user friendly way. The "Resources for Creators" page will be especially useful for instructors who are looking to make their courses (syllabus, course handouts, lectures, and PowerPoint slides) accessible to a broader audience.


If you would like to find out what kinds of accessibility features are built into your Windows computer, Apple computer, or smartphone, or want to learn about other resources to assist you with using digital technology, use the link to the left under "Resources for Users."

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