Per the University’s Web Accessibility Policy, all affiliated sites must comply with accessibility standards. For blogs using the UT Responsive Theme (both standard & small header design), we identified and fixed a number of elements to improve accessibility. You likely won’t notice any difference on your UT Responsive blog; you’ll simply have less to do to keep your site accessible.
What we improved
- Font sizes are now set as “em” instead of “pixel” declarations
- Text has a higher color contrast ratio
- The footer is white by default, improving color contrast
Compare the changes
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Does this mean you don’t have to think about accessibility anymore?
No. Many elements that you control contribute to making an accessible website, including ALT text for images, font sizes, table headers and captions, and keyboard navigation. We encourage reviewing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.