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Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility Resources

Las Positas College offers the following assistance and/or resources for designing an accessible website or in remediating an existing web site that is non-compliant.

Online Resources:

  • Accessibility Website: The Accessibility Website is a 24/7 resource to faculty, staff and students that includes the Web Accessibility Policy, Guidelines, Checklist, samples of good practices and links to more information.
  • Teaching and Learning Center Website: The Teaching and Learning Center website is another online resource that features accessibility guidelines, links to resources, and tutorials for creating accessible materials.

Software Resources

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6:
    • All workstations in the Teaching and Learning Center have Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, which features built-in accessibility that prompts the user to incorporate accessibility as they create their web pages and sites.
  • Adobe Reader XI:
    • Reader X has a built-in accessibility wizard, which allows you to define custom settings for reading PDF documents. These settings include screen reading, color replacement, subtitles and captions, and custom zoom settings. Reader XI is available for free here.

Website Training

  • Web accessibility issues will be addressed as part of the regular website training offered through the Teaching and Learning Center.

Templates and Checklists

  • Templates: An accessible template is available for faculty and staff to create websites. The template is available through the Webmaster. Template training will be available every semester via workshops and individual tutoring.
  • The Accessibility Checklist is available to help you create an accessible website or to remediate an existing site. A printable checklist is available online.

Publisher's Letter

  • Because Section 508 requires that any software procured or used by LPC must be accessible, the WATF has created a letter for faculty to send to publishers. This letter requests information regarding the level of accessibility of publishers’ materials, and includes the LPC Web Accessibility Checklist. This letter can be sent to publishers of online materials, as well as publishers of web-enhanced course materials.
  • Publisher's Letter
  • Web Accessibility Checklist for publishers (click here for PDF version)

Academic Courses at Las Positas College

  • VCOM 55: Introduction to Web Design
  • VCOM 62: Advanced Multimedia Design Techniques
  • For more information, refer to the Las Positas College Catalog for course descriptions.

Additional Web Resources

  • Offsite links provide additional information about official laws and guidelines, evaluation tools, and links to other college's guidelines.

Additional Design Assistance

  • Advanced multimedia students in the Visual Communications department are trained in design/web accessibility skills. Consult with the Visual Communications Coordinator if you need further assistance to design your website.

Web Accessibility

925.424.1655

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Page last modified: December 11, 2012