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Resources for MDC LibGuide Authors: WAVE Accessibility Tutorials


MDC LibGuide authors are encouraged to use the WAVE Accessibility Evaluation Tool to test their LibGuides for web accessibility. The easiest way to use the WAVE Tool is to install the Chrome or Firefox extension.
This page contains a collection of video tutorials on how to address WAVE errors, color contrast errors, and alerts. For more information about web accessibility, visit, and see the Web Accessibility and LibGuides handout [PDF].

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Alt Tags, Part 1:
Missing Alternative Text

(6 minutes)


Alt Tags, Part 2:
Empty (Null) Alt Tags for Decorative Images

(9 minutes)


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Fixing Color Contrast Errors
(9 minutes)


  • Introduction to WAVE
  • Reverting to system default colors


See also: Web Accessible Color Schemes for a selection of accessible tab and box header color combinations for your guides.


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Introduction to Alerts
(2 minutes)


Linking to PDF Documents
(2 minutes)


Redundant Links & Redundant Alternative Text
(5 minutes)


Fixing Skipped Heading Levels
(5 minutes)


Suspicious Link Text & Suspicious Alternative Text
(5 minutes)


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Accessibility Tutorials

A playlist of short tutorials on remediating PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and PDF documents.


Making an Accessible PowerPoint
by Florida Atlantic University
(3 minutes)


This page was created and is maintained by
Jenny Saxton
Questions and comments are welcome.