Accessibility…One Step Closer

Your Journey to more accessible course content

Headings Check

  • At least one Heading is used in your document.
    (There should at least be a Heading 1!) 
  • Editor’s Heading Styles are used to define headings in your document. 
  • Headings used are sequential and nested.

Fonts and Colour Check

  • Font is easily readable
    (Avoid cursive, all capitals, and cute fonts).
  • Limited use of bold and italic to emphasize information.
  • Chosen colours are universally accessible. There is a text alternative for colour. Consider colour blindness, high contrast.
  • Content can be understood without colour.
    Consider for searching or screen readers.

  • Hyperlink text describes the destination resource. 
  • All Hyperlinks are embedded with unique text. 
  • Full URL is included as non-linked text for print materials. 

Tables & List Check

  • Tables are used with consideration.
    (Thought about alternate ways to convey information) 
  • Tables have the following properties: 
    • Numbered table title 
      (for example, Table 1 Summary of Plant Characteristics) 
    • A complete and designated  header row
      (the top row with column titles) 
    • No merged cells 
    • No blank cells 
    • Information provided in alternate format
      (list or descriptive field).
  • Built-in list styles are used
    (not manually constructed).

Audio/Video & Image Check


  • Title and source of all videos or audio clips are provided
    (so people can search for).
  • Length of videos or audio clips are provided, for example (5:25).
  • Basic transcripts or captions are available for all videos or audio clips.


  • Images used with the intent to promote understanding of content. 
    (Images are being used here to cover all types – photo, hand drawn, graphs, charts, diagrams).
  • Images include:
    • Explanatory Title (maybe numbered if many images throughout the text).
    • Description (caption, alt-text) 
    • Image is described and explained in the surrounding text.
    • Explanation of why you used this image (no decorative) 

We would like to acknowledge that we live and work in the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory that is situated in the Southern Interior of British Columbia within the unceded traditional lands of Secwepmecul’ecw (Secwepemc Nation)