Teaching & Learning Resource Center

Accessibility in U.OSU

It's our job, and the university's policy, to make sure our multimedia files are accessible to all users, not just those who can see and hear. Because U.OSU is powered by Wordpress, a great deal of the work is already done for you. However, you should still take the time and patience to maintain accessibility standards when creating your content.

When you are posting images to your site, including a description of the image in the alternate text field makes it more accessible to screen readers. If you include video or audio elements, we recommend that captions, text transcripts or other text-based materials be provided as well. The following links will help you get started:

  • Making a Video Accessible (PDF)
  • Adding Transcripts and Captions to YouTube (PDF)
  • Viewing Transcripts or Captions in YouTube (PDF)

U.OSU upgraded to WordPress 3.8 in February 2014, which includes additional accessibility features to all sites:

  • Make list table row actions keyboard accessible
  • Improved color contrast

Questions about this or other U.OSU features can be directed to u@osu.edu.

Best Practices

The following pages provide detailed information about improving the accessibility of your U.OSU site. If there are additional resources you would like to see included in this list, please let us know by contacting u@osu.edu.