Make sites accessible and inclusive

Why this is 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.

How to meet this standard


  • 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)
  • 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
  • Provide easy access to alternate text formats of content
  • Make it easy for people to contact your department to report web accessibility problems
  • Consider the experience of users in locations with limited internet access (e.g. slow internet connections, limited multimedia capacity, older browsers, small-screen devices)

Diversity and inclusion

  • Use gender-neutral language
  • Expand limited gender options by replacing boxes or adding lines (e.g., instead of just M/F include a __________________). This is also applicable for other factors such as sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion etc.

Supporting resources

Suggested resources from McGill's Accessibility Advisor

Alternative text resources

Time based media resources

Suggested webinars and training
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