Digital Accessibility is ensuring that Kenyon College’s websites, web applications, and digital content can be used by everyone. Digital content should be designed with accessibility in mind to ensure access to people who have a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight or cognitive abilities. This type of design promotes an improved user experience for everyone. For example, research shows that captioned media increases literacy skills, comprehension, and retention for everyone. Digital content should adhere to the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, level AA standards.
Accessibility is often limited in many ways on social media platforms. Anyone using assistive technology often has difficulty navigating social media for the following reasons: no keyboard shortcuts, no headers, no alt-text for images, no closed captions for video, poor color contrast.
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