ADA Compliance Schedule: Online Courses

Helpful Information for Ensuring Accessibility


   Applies To Compliance
Due Date

 Accessible Documents and Content

 Using Heading styles and other built-in structures like ordered and unordered lists. All Online Course Content
Delivered Spring 2016
By end of
Spring 2016
 Using real text-not text that is a graphic.
 Ensure that PDF files are accessible.
 No blinking or moving text.
 Choices of text size, font, and foreground and background colors enhance readability.
 Using alternative text for all images.

 Accessible File Names and Hyperlinks

 Using alphanumeric (abc, ABC, 123). You may also use the dash (-) when naming files.  All Online Course Content
Delivered Fall 2016
 By end of
Fall 2016
 Does NOT include spaces.
 Does NOT include any special characters such as: &, () % # $ ¢ / \ { } [ ] < > : ; @
 File names should not exceed 31 characters.
 Internet resources, including videos, can be navigated or operated with keyboard shortcuts.
 Hyperlinks convey: Where is the link going? Why is the link provided? What else happens?
 Hyperlinks that open in a new window are clearly marked as such.

 Accessible Images, Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams

 Tables have a designated header row, include a title/caption. Verify the reading order using the tab key. Suggested: Title/caption is repeated as alternative text. All Online Course Content
Delivered Fall 2016
By end of
Spring 2017
 Alternative text is provided for all images, charts, graphs, and diagrams.
 Alternative text is no more than 125 characters.
 The alternative text is meaningful and replaces (not describes) the images, charts, graphs, or diagrams.
 A long description is included in images, charts, graphs, and diagrams that are more complex. This same description is available somewhere in the document that all readers may access.

 Accessible Video and Audio Checklist

 Transcripts are provided for all linked and embedded videos and audio files.  All Online Course Content
Delivered Fall 2017
 By end of Fall 2017
 Audio and/or video files are not set at Auto start and do not loop.
 Linked and embedded multimedia clips are captioned and audio descriptions are included when needed.
 A link to the plugin is provided where needed.

 PowerPoint Specific Accessibility

 The slide show has been created using a built-in PowerPoint slide layouts.  All Online Course Content
Delivered Spring 2018
 By end of
Spring 2018
 Each slide has a unique title.
 All content in the slide show appears in the outline view of the show.
 All the information appearing in the outline view is in the same order as it appears on the slides.
 All slide notes contain appropriate descriptions of images, graphs, tables, and charts that appear on the slides.
 All word art has been replaced with real text, or a text alternative is provided in the notes pages.