Guide for Content Editors
Tips and advice for anyone involved with maintaining accessible web content.
Web Accessibility at the University of Guelph
The University of Guelph is committed to ensuring that our websites are accessible for all users.
Accessible design principles are based on the philosophy that every person, regardless of circumstance/status, deserves access to information. The primary beneficiaries of accessible design are differently-abled individuals. For example, an individual with impaired vision will not benefit from a written transcript alone, and thus, information should be provided in an auditory form as well.
Everyone will benefit when accessible design is implemented. When individuals have access to the same information in various formats, it allows for a great deal of control over the learning process, and thus, improves everybody's capacity to access information.
Official University of Guelph websites must comply with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
By January 1, 2021, all University of Guelph internet websites must conform with Level AA of the WCAG 2.0, other than success criteria 1.2.4 Captions (Live) and success criteria 1.2.5 Audio Descriptions (Pre-recorded).
Accessibility Issues or Suggestions
For access concerns with a public University of Guelph webpage or technology tool, or if you have digital accessibility suggestions, please contact the Digital Accessibility Resource Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the AODA Mailing List
If you are a University of Guelph site-owner, web developer or content editor, contact the AODA Web Team to receive updates about AODA web.