Website accessibility is important not just because it makes it easier for everyone to use our site: these same principles align us with universal web standards. As a content manager, you should be aware of basic accessibility guidelines.
Captions and audio descriptions
Preferred captioning service: Automatic Sync Technologies. Augsburg has an agreement with Automatic Sync through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) for captioning services. For more information, contact:
Automatic Sync Technologies
(877) 278-7962 x715
Standards for Content Managers
- Web Accessibility Checklist (Google Doc)
- Website Accessibility Standards Summary for Content Managers (Google Doc)
- Video Accessibility Checklist (Google Doc)
Captioning and Audio Description Companies – This is a list of vendors that do video captioning and audio description tracks, compiled by the CLASS office. (You must be logged into your Augsburg account to view this document.)
CADET captioning tool – I have used this tool to create my own captions for videos, and it works quite well.
How Screen Readers Work (WebAIM) – Learn how your web page content will be presented by the most common screen reader software.
Blog Posts about Accessibility on this site
WordPress and Accessibility – Practical explanations on the basics: headers, image alternative text, and descriptive links.
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative – We follow the web accessibility guidelines for WCAG 2.0 AA.
Section 508 – Accessibility requirements for Federal agencies.