Creating Accessible Webpages

Common web tools at Evergreen have easy-to-use accessibility options.

Most web content at Evergreen is created in Canvas (curriculum), WordPress (curricular sites and blogs), or Drupal (public web pages). All three tools have options for you to make sure your content is fully accessible.

See Anatomy of an Accessible Page (PDF) for a general overview of the aspects of an accessible web page.

Canvas

Canvas is Evergreen's primary Learning Management System. It offers a variety of tools for sharing materials, assessing student learning, and facilitating discussion.

When you get a new Canvas site, you can refer to the "New to Canvas" module for help creating accessible content in Canvas.

WordPress

WordPress is the college's web publishing tool for curricular websites, blogs, and online student academic journals.

Drupal

Drupal is the Evergreen's primary Content Management System. All public-facing non-curricular web content should be created in Drupal. It provides tools for creating pages, event lists, blog posts, and forms.

Accessibility issues are covered in site editor training. See the Website Editing 101 module for details on linking, lists, headers, and images.

Other Editing Tools

If you are creating web pages manually, you may find the UW IT Accessibility Checklist useful for making your materials accessible to all.