Accessibility Statement

The University of Michigan is committed to ensuring that this website is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact Scott Williams (swims at umich.edu).

Selected Browser Accessibility Features

Keyboard Features Useful to People with Disabilities
Feature Internet Explorer Mozilla/Firefox Mozilla/Firefox
with Accessibility Extension
Opera Safari
Link Navigation TAB and Shift-TAB TAB and Shift-TAB A and Q A and Q Option-TAB and Option-Shift-TAB
Form Control Navigation TAB and Shift-TAB TAB and Shift-TAB TAB and Shift-TAB TAB and Shift-TAB TAB and Shift-TAB
Header Navigation none none W and S W and S none
Menu Navigation none none E and D none none
Toggle Images none none none G none
User Style Sheet none none none Control+G none

 

Summary of html Best Practices

Navigation Features

  • Unique title on each web page using title and h1 element
  • Headers (H2-H6) used to indicate major sections of the web resources
  • All form controls have associated text label elements
  • Data tables use caption, th, id attributes, header attributes to indicate headers for data cells
  • Link text indicates the target of link
  • Landmark Roles
    • banner: Michigan logo and link to accessibility home page
    • main: Main content
    • search: Search
    • navigation: Navigation bar
    • contentinfo: Footer
  • The navigation landmark role is used to indicate navigation bars

Images and Graphics

  • Decorative images are included as background images
  • Informative images have alt text

Styling

  • Use CSS for styling text
  • Use CSS for layout and positioning content
  • Use sufficient color contrast for low-vision users to be able to read the page content.

Automation

  • No new windows are opened without notification of user through link text
  • All functionality is available through the keyboard