The keys to unlocking barriers to learning

Accessible Email

  • Use accessible language – put things as simply as possible and use bullets when possible (even in our academic environment!)
  • Provide alt-tags for the images (unless they’re just decorative).  The alt-text should follow the guidelines on the WebAim website
  • If  using a full page image (which you should avoid), either use very detailed alt text to convey the meaning of the image or provide a link at the bottom of the email to a website with an alternate version of the email.
  • Use headings and styles properly.
  • Don't use tables if possible unless it is for formatting data. If you do use tables, use appropriate HTML markup for the table elements.
  • Don't use only color to emphasize something or indicate meaning.
  • Provide sufficient color contrast.
  • Avoid patterned backgrounds.
  • Make sure any documents you attach to the email are also accessible.


Academic, Employment and Public Accommodations

The University of Kansas is committed to providing an open and accessible academic and work environment. For information on accommodations, please contact the departments below:

Academic Accommodation
Academic Achievement and Access Center facilitates appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to provide each qualified student with a disability equitable access to educational, social and career opportunities at KU. Learn more...

Employment and General Accommodation
The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access works to enhance and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas. Learn more...

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