ADA Content: Recommendations

Review & Additional Recommendations

  • Avoid blinking or flashing items that might distract students
  • Use forms and tags that screen reading software can access
  • Avoid special plug-in applications that require users to leave the web site and obtain software before viewing or listening to media
  • Incorporate consistent and easy-to-use content structure and links
  • Include warnings of timed responses so that students are aware if they are going to be disconnected from an exam
  • Provide alternative labels (ALT tags) for graphic elements for speech output programs
  • Design content pages that are clear and free from unnecessary clutter
  • Avoid learning materials that rely exclusively on recognition of color by the student
  • Use logical page titles
  • Use heading formatting options instead of bolding text to show page hierarchy. These formatting options are in Microsoft office products and most HTML editors (for example: Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3)
  • Limit unnecessary graphics or pop-ups
  • Provide detailed notes embedded in posted online PowerPoints
  • Offer opportunities for students to give each other feedback via Discussions before submitting assignments

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