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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 WebAIM.org, and see the Web Accessibility and LibGuides handout [PDF].
ERRORS

WAVE error icon

Alt Tags, Part 1:
Missing Alternative Text

(6 minutes)

 

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

(9 minutes)

COLOR CONTRAST ERRORS

WAVE color contrast error icon

Fixing Color Contrast Errors
(9 minutes)

Includes:

  • 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.

ALERTS

WAVE alert icon

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)

MORE ACCESSIBILITY TIPS

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Accessibility Tutorials
by NCRTM

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.