Georgian College’s web site is being developed based on the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and other standards bodies. We are working towards a fully developed web standards site. The goal of web standards is to ensure accessibility and usability of all web content to all users. This includes cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
- Guideline 1. Provide equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content
- Guideline 2. Don’t rely on color alone. Ensure that text and graphics are understandable when viewed without color.
- Guideline 3. Use markup (XHTML) and cascading style sheets (CSS) and do so properly.
- Guideline 4. Clarify natural language usage
- Guideline 5. Create tables that transform gracefully. Tables should be used for tabular information (“data tables”), and should not be used to lay out pages (“layout tables”).
- Guideline 6. Ensure that pages featuring new technologies transform gracefully. Ensure that pages are accessible even when newer technologies are not supported or are turned off.
- Guideline 7. Ensure user control of time-sensitive content changes.
- Guideline 8. Ensure direct accessibility of embedded user interfaces.
- Guideline 9. Design for device-independence.
- Guideline 10. Use interim accessibility solutions so that assistive technologies and older browsers will operate correctly.
- Guideline 11. Use W3C technologies and guidelines.
- Guideline 12. Provide context and orientation information.
- Guideline 13. Provide clear navigation mechanisms.
- Guideline 14. Ensure that documents are clear and simple.
View the complete Web Content Accessibility Guidelines documentation.