Create guides that are accessible to all users, including the blind or visually impaired. All pages must meet state accessibility guidelines (see links below) and best practices. Make sure that:
We are using a template to organize and display the content of all our guides that follow the best practices regarding accessibility. Because of that, there are features that can't be used. One of them is cascading/or drop-down menu for sub-pages:
Fonts and colors:
Take caution when copying & pasting content from any source. Many times hidden style code will also be copied along that could break with best practices and introduce inaccessible content.
When creating a new guide or adding new content to a guide, there are a few ways to avoid hidden style code from being placed into your guide. The rich text editor has a few useful tools to use.
► Only use tables for tabular data that fits well into rows and columns.
► Don't use tables to control how to display your content in a box. Check the section on how to use Bootstrap to Display Content to learn a better way to do so
► If you want to set images side by side, Contact LGMT so we can help you with the right bootstrap code to display your content (without the need of tables!)
► Use table headers to describe the contents of the table columns for screen readers to find.
► Tables have special styling options in LibGuides (Under Styles → Compact Table or Borderless Table) to make them work well with responsive design. There is no need to manually change the table's width or cell padding in LibGuides.
► You can create a table in Rich Text box, using the Table Properties tool
► Use the Class option to decide which table class you want to use
► You could create a table in Word first and then copy and paste it by using the Paste from Word option. But, be aware that not all bad code may be removed when pasting from Word. You need to edit those elements out using the Source option.
► After the table is created, click on it to select it, and then click on the Styles option, and select the type of table you want to use.
► Your new table will be formatted properly and will change size automatically regardless of the device use to see it.
Use headings (under the Normal menu) as indicators for sections and sub-sections in your guide. This not only provides hierarchical organization and formatting but also makes it easy for screen readers to scan and jump to different content areas.
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