Web Accessibiity Tips for the Web

The University of Miami is committed to developing, procuring, and maintaining its Web-based content in formats that are equally accessible to all consumers. Efforts to maintain comprehensive WCAG 2.0 AA and section 508 compliance described in section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are key components of our efforts.

Web Accessibility and Web Content Policy

Visit this link for access to the University's Web content policy. It has a section on Web accessibility and links to a breakout policy with more specifics regarding Web Accessibility.

Additional Support

Contact/visit the Office of Disability Services for further assistance with accessibility. Office of Disability Services | Request Assistance | 305-284-2374

High-Contrast Values

The University's signature uses an orange color value (#f47321) that does not offer enough contrast against a white background. Do not use this color as a header color or background color on Web pages. Instead, choose a darker variant of the orange that passes contrast tests. One color that can be used is #c13832.

If building content in the University's central CMS, please note that the accessibility icon in the top left corner of the page affects template regions only. That region can be expanded and a high-contrast options for page content can be activated. Activation may not change in-body content that has been created by site managers and contributors. Be sure to address in-body content with appropriate contrast levels.

Help Us Make Our Pages Better

If you come across content or pages that do not have appropriate contrast or fails to meet accessibility standardes in any other way, please email webmaster@miami.edu or call 305-284-1600.