Accessibility / Digital Inclusion

UNT is committed to making its web sites and web applications accessible to all users. Adherence to UNT's web accessibility requirements that are designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities is an important aspect of website development. The requirements are based on federal and state guidelines, policies and coding standards for creating accessible web sites.

Accessibility and Alt Tags: The required alt attribute specifies an alternate text for an image if the image cannot be displayed or the person accessing the pages uses a screen reader. The video, Section 508, Accessibility and the Law in the U.S., provides a review of the requirements.

For more information, visit UNT's Web Accessibility Policy 5.1.

Read the UNT Accessibility Requirements before you build your project.

Scanning Tools

Use of the WAVE Accessibility Extension is recommended with your browser. It is free. This extension enables you to evaluate web accessibility within your browser. When activated, the WAVE extension injects icons and indicators into your page to give feedback about accessibility and to facilitate manual evaluation.

Functional Accessibility Evaluator and Pa11y are a couple of accessibility scanning tools. Note: FAE will not work on a dev site. The FAE User Account is free.

Another extension is the Siteimprove Accessibility Checker, for Chrome or Firefox.

Additional Resources

Drupal Showcase
30 Web Accessibility Tips, download PDF
Web Accessibility and Universal Design
UNT Accessibility Requirements
Mozilla Firefox Developer Edition WAVE Accessibility Extension
Institutional Compliance Resource: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and What It Means for Higher Education, by Martin LaGrow