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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Is your blog accessible?

There are many issues involved in making web content accessible to everyone no matter what adaptive software or hardware they may be using because of a disability or some other form of diversity. This is why in EDM310 we require that you place ALT and TITLE tags on any pictures you include in your blog. If you have questions about how to do this see the movie at the bottom of page 5 of the EDM 310 Instruction Manual entitled, "Adding ALT and TITLE tag modifiers".  To check and make sure you have done this correctly Click Here to use the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool or WAVE. This link is also available on page 4 of the EDM 310 Instruction Manual. About half way down the WAVE website there is a link that will explain how to add the WAVE toolbar to your Firefox browser. Once you have done this you can check your blog (or any other web page for that matter) simply by clicking the WAVE button on your tool bar. 

WAVE will show green tags for things that are accessible, yellow tags for things that are questionable, and red tags for things that are not accessible. There are some things on your blog that are out of your control that will show up with red or yellow tags. Don't worry about these things. These are Google's problem. You just need to ensure that you see green tags on any pictures you have added.

If you have any questions or require further clarification please let me know. SS


  1. Hi there!

    As promised, I am now looking at your blog! Real cool. Btw, i have made a class movie in dedication to you guys and Dr. Strange! I will post the movie on my class blog soon! If you got a minute, can you contact Dr,Strange for me!