Make sites accessible and inclusive

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Make sites accessible and inclusive

Why is this important?

At McGill we aim to create an accessible, diverse, and inclusive campus, and this includes our digital spaces. Our websites must strive to be accessible and inclusive to all users.

Checklist of things to do

Build and maintain your webpages with an attention to equity, diversity and inclusion best practices.

Accessibility considerations

  • Format your content (text, images, video and other media) so that users with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities can access it
  • Review your site to ensure it meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) at launch and on an ongoing basis (see supporting resources below for details)
  • Provide easy access to alternate text formats of content
  • Consider the experience of users in locations with limited internet access (e.g. slow internet connections, limited multimedia capacity, older browsers, small-screen devices)
  • Include a wide range of members of your diverse community when soliciting feedback regarding your website(s)
    • Ensure users with disabilities are included in your usability testing
  • Make it easy for people to contact your department to report web accessibility problems

Equity and inclusion considerations

Supporting resources

Looking to learn more about how to build accessible websites? Navigate the tabs on the left to view our recommended resources.

Alternative text resources

Time based media resources

Suggested webinars and training

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