Davidson College understands that cultivating a broadly diverse community is crucial to our educational mission and to our foundational commitment to leadership and service. Davidson is committed to making our website accessible to all visitors, including people with disabilities.
If you find an accessibility issue with a Davidson College webpage or site, please send an email with a description of the issue and relevant web addresses to the digital communications staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site includes the following accessibility features:
The college uses Siteimprove, a paid service, to ensure new and existing pages on the www.davidson.edu website comply with best practices and accessibility guidelines as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (down to Level AA) and Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act (2017).
Siteimprove offers regularly scheduled, automated checks as well as on-demand checks against WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA criteria.
The digital staff also use a number of additional accessibility tools and checks:
As part of our training program for new website content editors, College Communications digital staff members cover common accessibility checkpoints, including alternate text descriptions for images, properly tagging attachments, using descriptive text for hyperlinks, captions for videos, properly structuring page headings, among other accessibility best practices.
A large majority of davidson.edu webpages edits go through a content management system publishing workflow review to catch issues before they are published to the live website. Issues that are found are remediated and follow-up training is provided to web content authors.