If you want to provide a great user experience for everyone who visits your website, it has to be accessible. By ensuring a site is accessible you also make it easy to use, regardless of one’s physical or mental capabilities. But as anyone who’s had to design or build a website that complies with WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines (the common standard for web accessibility) will tell you, it isn’t always easy, and sometimes the problems aren’t obvious. Over the years I’ve noticed a few accessibility issues that keep popping up, so I thought I would share a few of them here so you can catch these common pitfalls on your own projects. Read more
I’ve learned a ton about web accessibility through our work with universities — more relating to the macro variables surrounding the topic and less about code (I am a content strategist) — and if I were a university web manager, content editor or creator, I’d sure want to know this stuff. (For the uninitiated, “web accessibility” refers to enabling equal access to online content and services for all people, including those with visual and mobility impairment.) So here’s my quick overview of things folks in higher ed IT might want to know about web accessibility.
As a professional at a higher education institution, how can you find Drupal resources on campus and use them to super-power your website? Familiarity with these people can make the difference between a successful and a failed project. In this post I outline a few easy ways to start finding what you need to use Drupal at your university. Read more
Drupal 8 is here. Almost. As a marketing or IT leader at your university you’ve got enough to worry about. Let’s hold hands. Read more