Alt-text key-point: any information conveyed in an image must be included either in the alt text or the surrounding text.
Hi! No slides this week, just examples listed here. YouTube recording (~20min)
Headings help screenreaders and sighted users analyze the entire structure of a page at a glance. I've used headings in this box.
Two basic rules govern headings:
Image showing: an H2, larger text, and a link to a footnote.
Promoting engagement in universities
‘Universities really can’t afford not to have a Wikimedian in Residence these days. It still surprises me how few do.’
Melissa Highton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services,
—University of Edinburgh48.
Up-to-date guidance from SpringShare on Copy and Pasting from Word or elsewhere on web:
To avoid any issues, we recommend that you paste as plain text.
- In Chrome, Edge, or Firefox: press Ctrl + Shift + V (Windows) or Cmd + Shift + V (Mac)
- In Safari, press Cmd + Option + Shift + V.
This will strip out all of the copied formatting, leaving only the text.
Often times, this yields the best results, as you can then use the Rich Text Editor to apply formatting to the text yourself.
In general, you don't need to choose any of these selectors, as we have a site-wide style applied through CSS. We can talk more about refreshing this!
In the HTML/Rich Text Editor use the selector for numbered and bulleted lists.
Both videos we create, as well as videos we direct users to should have captions/subtitles.
Captions not only include dialogue, but identify who is speaking and include non-speech information conveyed through sound, including meaningful sound effects.
Meryl Evans, web accessibility advocate and author, gives the following 6 reasons auto-captions are a problem: