Hi fellow market-eers, On Wednesday, March 29, we welcomed Rob Stone to campus. Rob is the President/CEO of Marketing 2 Point 0 in Edmond, OK, and is an expert in field of all things SEO (search engine optimization). After hearing Rob speak at a PRSA meeting in January that I attended with my good buddy […]
Working with departments on web content and CMS training, I am constantly preaching the importance of web accessibility. I know how to make content more accessible and why, but explaining the importance to our web authors can be difficult, until the day I met Brian. During a workshop for our Web Accessibility Higher Education project, […]
Webaim This is a pretty prolific site that has a cool little toolbar to install to your bowser. It’s called Wave. You’ve probably seen it before. It’s a great tool, but it is also easy to fool. Just because your site passes with no accessibility errors, does not mean it’s accessible. It only means it […]
Closed captioning, theoretically, isn’t very difficult. However, when you are first starting out it feels a little overwhelming. What service do you use? How do you upload? Export? Import? I’m already feeling stressed out. This blog post will open up the world of closed captioning for YouTube. So, get ready. We are about to become […]
We all know the importance of captioning online videos, but we wanted to make it very clear on the Web Communications website. So here it is! Check out the newest Web Comm website addition that really breaks it all down for you. Thoughts? Additions? We want to hear/read them!
Recently, and the timing here is purely coincidental, we’ve been ranked “Average” in a Web Accessibility study done by Illinois University. I know we can do better than Average. Read more about the study here. On the development side of the CMS, we take web accessibility very seriously. Because you know, it’s the law and […]
How to Test for usability These are direct solutions from the Federal 508 standard, so make your website 508 compliant. (a) Alt Text on non-text page elements. If your image has text on it, your alt text needs to say everything that your image says. If you use special non-web-friendly fonts for logos, and you’ve […]
Web accessibility is important. Besides the fact that it is a federal requirement, you never want to limit your audience. Taking the proper steps to ensure that you do not exclude anyone with a disability from being able to access your website would be the difference between a success and a failure.
Closed Captioning helps provide a complete viewing experience for all users, including those who have a hearing impairment. While it may be tedious to type out every word, it is also necessary to comply with federal law. Web accessibility standards and federal law (that goes for the University of Oklahoma, too!) requires all videos to […]