It is absolutely vital that we do our best to make our sites as web accessible as possible. In order to be compliant with The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act, (IITAA) websites, systems, and other information technologies must be accessible to those with disabilities. When using the CMS system, there are certain safeguards to keep your site accessible. for example.
- You will not be able to post an image without providing alt text. This alt text will be read by a software used by the visually impaired. For example, if you enter “This is an image of an apple”, that is what will be read aloud.
- Similarly, you can not post a link without a tool tip. Tool tips are read aloud by site readers as well and should be both as concise and descriptive as possible.
While the CMS system can help you with how the content is presented, it will not ensure that the content itself is accessible. For that, please use the following resources.
Microsoft Office 2010 and later have a built-in Accessibility Checker. For earlier versions please visit the UIC Webstore for the Accessible Publishing Wizard.
Please make yourself as familiar as possible with web accessibility. Below are additional resources to help you become familiar.