Accessible websites

Create accessible web pages at Mt. SAC

Making Webpages Accessible

Mt. San Antonio College strives to ensure any media distributed electronically or published on the college website is accessible to all individuals.

What does it mean for a website to be accessible?

Website accessibility is "actively designing, developing, and creating content in such a way that it does not hinder any person from interacting with the website"(Web Access Initiative (WAI). A website is accessible when everyone, regardless of ability or disability, can use it and get the information they need. If you'd like to learn more about web accessibility in a structured way, try this free digital accessibility online course offered through the Web Accessibility Initiative of the Worldwide Web Consortium. It will review the principles of designing for accessibility and improve your confidence in creating accessible content.

Creating an Accessible Webpage

When creating an accessible webpage make sure to check all the items (if applicable) on the following list for accessibility compliance:

When your content is complete, be sure to scan your page to make sure it is accessible.

    • Website Scanning Using Omni CMS

      If you are a designated Mt. SAC webpage editor, you can check your pages for accessibility by following these steps:

      1. Navigate to your page within OmniUpdate
      2. Click the Light Bulb to check out the page
      3. Click the Page Check button
      4. Click the Accessibility button

      OmniUpdate Accessibility Scan

    • Website Scanning Outside of Omni CMS

      To scan a specific page using a browser (e.g., Google Chrome or Safari) :

      1. Install the WAVE extension on your browser
      2. Navigate to your page URL
      3. Click the WAVE  icon in your browser

      Results in the WAVE accessibility checker

Using Accessibility Features of the Website

Listen instead of Reading Web Pages

Every web page includes an option to "Listen" in the upper right corner. This is a Text-to-Speak with Readspeaker option. When you click on Listen, you will have the option to play, pause, adjust volume, and review settings (gear). You can highlight text on the web page to read only the highlighted selection. The settings will allow you to speed or slow the reading speed and adjust the highlighting style and color, change the word color, or enhance text visibility. Text visibility displays the current sentence at the bottom of the page, with a larger font size and simultaneously highlights text as it is read for those with low vision or to help with focus.