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Best Practices LibGuide: Accessibility

Use this guide to learn best practices and new ideas for your LibGuides.

 

The information on this page gives tips on how to create accessible LibGuides. It contains best practices from the Guide to Accessible Web Design & Development on section508.gov. Use these best practices when designing your LibGuides to help you reach all users, including individuals with disabilities.

Page Title

Provide a descriptive title for each page or screen.

Focus Order

If a web page can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order that preserves meaning and operability.

Link Purpose

Avoid vague link text like "click here" and "read more". Avoid using the same link text for links that have different destinations.

Give links a descriptive name so users will know where the link will take them if selected.

Flashing

Do not have content that flashes.

Audio Control

Do not play any audio content automatically.

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