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ADA Compliance Statement

Please report areas of our site that may not be accessible here.

American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal piece of legislation that prohibits discrimination based on disability. We will be following the guidelines set out by LSU that are conducive to a website that is ADA compliant. These guidelines include:

  • Using uniformed header tags (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6). These header tags should not be used as a means to style text.

  • Avoiding all caps.

  • Using lists.

  • Noting the value in using unordered lists and sequential lists.

  • Using block-quotes only for quoted text

  • Links should be clearly labeled. Generic labels like “click here” should be avoided.

  • Avoiding redundant links. Do not link both an image and the adjacent text to the same URL.

  • Enabling compliant PDFs. The link for a PDF should open in a new window and the link should indicate that the browser is downloading a PDF.

  • Tables should not be used to style.

  • Videos should be captioned and a text-transcript available for the hearing impaired.

  • Images conveying meaning should have alternative text.

  • All PDF, DOCX, and PPTX files published should also be accessible.

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