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Contributors

Website management: Rebecca Shelton, Kaitlin Westphal, and Muge Niu

Contact Joyce Tikalsky for access.


Accessibility requirements

UW- Madison websites must comply with the campus web accessibility policy for people with vision, hearing, motor, and cognitive disabilities.

1. Images: Add an alternate text description when you Insert > Image. This step is required rather than optional, as the Google window displays, to comply with the UW-Madison accessibility policy:

Screen capture of the Insert Image selection showing alternative text.

2. Links: Add links by clicking the chain icon in the text editor. Always de-select "Open this link in new window." New windows might be missed by visitors with vision impairments.

3. PDF files without images: Before you upload a PDF file that contains no images, follow these preparation steps:

     go.wisc.edu/accessiblepdf

4. PDF files with images: Before you upload a PDF file that contains images, follow these preparation steps:

     go.wisc.edu/accessiblepdf-images

5. Word files with images: go.wisc.edu/accessible-course-materials


Style notes

Font: Set the font to 10-pt Normal (sans serif) for text additions.

Text:
Write for people who scan pages for information, rather than reading. In headings and link labels, capitalize the first word and proper nouns and adjectives.

Page footer: 
Copyright 2013 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. UW-Madison Google Apps terms of service


Troubleshooting tips

1. On the homepage, click More > Manage Site > Deleted items.

    That displays reassurance that nothing has been deleted.

2. On the homepage, click More > Subscribe to page changes.

    That sends you an email anytime a page is changes.
    You might want to do this for the pages you usually edit.

3. On the homepage, click More > Manage Site > Recent Site Activity

    That gives you an idea about recent changes.

4. On the homepage, click More > Revision history

    That shows all the past versions of the site, in case you ever want to reinstate an older version.

5. Back up the site periodically by clicking More > Manage Site > Copy this Site.