Contact Us

disability-services@svsu.edu
(989) 964-7000
(989) 964-7258

Office

Curtiss 112

Hours

Fall and Winter
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday
8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Universal Design for webpages & technology

Links

  • Do not use hyperlinks of the type "click here". Screen readers have an option to list and read all hyperlinks on a page.  A list of twenty items all reading "click here" would not be instructive.

Text

  • Research show that sans-serif fonts are more easilty read on computer monitors than are serif fonts.
  • Black text on a white background is recommended.
  • Use only one font.
  • Limit use of all CAPS, italics or bold text.
  • Do not use underlining for emphasis (it can be misten for a link).

Graphics

  • All images should have alternative text (alt tags).  Screen readers are then able to read what the image is.
  • The text information in the alt tag associated with an image/grapic should, when possible, communicate the same information as its image/graphic.

Color

  • There should be a high contrast between the background color and the font color. 
  • Avoid extremely bight colors as a background color, it makes text very hard to read.

Animation

  • Refrain from using animated or blinking images, text or cursors.  These can cause seizures for some people.

Video and Audio

  • Provide close-captioning for all video.
  • Provide text versions of all audio files.