Xavier University aims to meet or exceed the WCAG 2.0 AA standard for Website Accessibility. More on Xavier's stance can be found on our Website Accessibility web page.
For more information regarding tutorials and decision trees, visit Web Accessibility Tutorials. Please note that this is only one site and one interpretation of the WCAG2.0 rules.
alt=""thanks to the image editor. This satisfies the minimum requirement.
altattribute describing the item.
altattribute describing the image content, NOT the link as that is available elsewhere in the page.
Tables should only be used to organize data into a logical relationship grid and SHOULD NOT be used to position elements on a web page. Accessible tables need HTML that indicates header cells and data cells and defines their relationship.
To make tables accessible, we have provided examples to outline how they should be used:
Examples of properly formatted tables.
All forms should be handled by Form Manager and are designed to meet WCAG 2.0 Standards. Forms not managed by Form Manager may not meet this requirement and should be reevaluated with assistances from the Marketing and Communications Web Team.
When forms are created using Form Manager, please make sure every item (text box, select menu, etc) has a title.
The V4 Rotator has been designed with Accessibility in mind, however rotators are not the most accessible way to display images and alternative methods should be considered.
Other image rotators being used on the Xavier.edu website should be reevaluated and inclusion of the V4 rotator should be considered.
sectionsutilizing the html5
role="main"for the main content accessible by the WYSIWIG editor.
h1tags are managed on CMS generated pages in the breadcrumb section of the header. No other
h1headings should exist on a page.
h3 class="subheader". The sidebar (or smaller) area should utilize
h5 class="subheader". All of these styles are located in the styles dropdown of the editor toolbar.
ptags to wrap copy.
Aside from Headings, there are many ways to structure HTML content
<ol>or Unordered lists
<ul>available to you.
blockquoteelement. It may contain paragraphs, headings and other text structure elements. We've also provided a
footerelement for attaching the quote's author. This item is available through the editor toolbar.
qtag or just simple double quotes around your content
Blockquote Code example
<blockquote> <P≫I am a blockquote, I can be added to your content using the double quote button in the editor.</P≫ <footer>Blockquote Author</footer> </blockquote>
I am a blockquote, I can be added to your content using the double quote button in the editor.Blockquote Author