We strive to provide an inclusive online environment developed and designed to be used by anyone regardless of ability or disability by ensuring Illinois State University websites, applications, and digital documents support a functional, accessible, and interactive experience.
Applications and text editors have features available to design and create accessible documents, web pages, and media.
Anyone who creates content for online use is responsible for making sure that content is accessible. For a quick printable reference, see our Accessibility Checklist.
Use formatted headings to make your content easy to read and navigate.
Meaningful link text is important for directing people to your content.
Help structure your content with formatted lists and columns.
Provide multiple ways to perceive meaning and use sufficient color contrast.
Interactive digital forms are necessary for those who may rely on a computer.
Data tables need to be formatted so the visual information is presented to assistive technologies.
Videos require text alternatives, captions and audio descriptions to make sure all users can access the information.
Images require an alternative texts or image description to help those unable to see the image understand its context.
Audio-only files such as podcasts and vocal music need an accurate transcript available.
Illinois State follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, also known as WCAG 2.0. These guidelines provide standard practices for designers, developers, and content authors to create content for a diverse range of abilities. Though website accessibility is necessary for some people to access and use digital content - it benefits all users.