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Things You Should Know

Things You Should Know

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  • Always use a description for images. It is important to use descriptions for students who are visually impaired and is required by law. Remember screen readers cannot see the image so describe it in as much detail as necessary.
  • Delete old files. Delete all files that are no longer in use e.g. old applications, handbooks, etc. This will alleviate a search to find outdated content.
  • External websites and pdf in new window. Always have external websites (non-GCSC) and pdf’s open in a new window. This way the user will not have to use the back space to get back to our website.
  • DO NOT use click here. Again screen readers do not see what you are linking to. Instead put "For more information visit the financial aid website" and link the whole sentence.
  • Use images and documents folders. To store your documents and images save them in documents and images folders. This will give you easy access to your files.
  • Always use the check document before submitting for approval. Use the check list (check mark at the top of the page while in edit mode) to check spelling, broken links and ADA compliance. If you have any issues fix them before you submit for approval.
  • Naming files, documents and images. Name files, documents and images something relevant to the content. The software will not let you name a file, document or image using a capital letter, space or special character. To separate word in you title use a hyphen (-).

 

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