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Web and Social Media Accessibility


As per the World Wide Web Resources Policy (4-003), and Guideline 4-003A: Implementing Web Site Accessibility (PDF), the University of Utah is committed to the principle of universal access to official information and encourages Content and Web Page design for accessibility to audiences using alternate communication channels (e.g., assistive technologies including text-to-speech or text-to-Braille browsers). Web Site Owners must ensure that Web Pages and resources are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II and the Federal Rehabilitation Act, Section 504. 

All University of Utah Web sites and pages should conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) developed through the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative. These guidelines are adopted to help ensure that people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive disabilities can navigate web sites and pages as well as consume the content presented to them with assistive devices or with accommodations that the University will provide upon request.

Accessibility Basics

  • Websites: Use large font, high contrast colors, logical heading order and page structure, and descriptive text for links
  • Images: Provide alternative text or descriptions
  • Videos: Provide accurate captions, transcripts, and descriptive text
  • Camel-Casing: Use capital letters to start each word in a hashtag (ex: #CamelCasing) or user handle (ex: @CamelCasing)
    • Please Note: Instagram does not allow capital letters for user handles
  • Links: Use descriptive labels for hyperlinks (University of Utah rather than www.utah.edu)
Last Updated: 9/29/22