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Write Clearly

Be clear and concise for readability and simplicity. Do not use all caps. Don’t underline text unless it is a link. Try not to use narrow columns.


Adequate Font Size and Font

There is already a default on both size and font when you upload your content, regardless of what you use to create. The smallest font size that should be used for any content is 12pt, the bigger the better. Fonts to use for accessibility include Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Lucida Sans, Lucida Grande, Calibri, Helvetica, and Futura. Keep in mind to use sans serif fonts when possible. Times New Roman and Century Gothic serif fonts are also readable and therefore are permitted.  


Structure it Appropriately

Use headings in order beginning with Heading 2. There is already a Heading 1 being used. Go in order when using headings. For example, start with Heading 2, then go the Heading 3, Heading 4, etc. You can go backwards once established. You can do heading 2, heading 3, then back to heading 2. You cannot do heading 2, heading 4, heading 3. 



Have IT download the color contrast analyzer  and use it to check colors being used.


Alternative Text

All Images are required to have alt text. Keep it short and sweet, when possible. Be specific in what you want the screen reader to read about the image. Make image as decorative only if there is no information being relayed. 



When embedding a link, use descriptive language. Do not use the full web address. Also, do not use Click Here as your descriptive language. If you are using a QR code, you also must include the website address with it so the screen reader can read it.


Video and Audio

Make sure to include transcripts and captions in your video or audio files. You can do this on YouTube or if you have access to Yuja. If you need assistance in learning how, please email me.


Attached documents and PDFs

You are responsible for making sure any documents linked to the webpage are accessible. Use the resources available on the Digital Accessibility Resources page to help guide you. If you need assistance, email me.

Connect with Northeast State

Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.