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Accessibility Standards

We strive to comply with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines. UW Theme uses the same accessibility solutions as the UW Style project:

  • use of HTML5 landmarks and semantic heading structure
  • text and link color contrast adheres to WCAG ratio standards
  • supports keyboard-only navigation (including a skip content link)
  • use of ARIA attributes for the main menus
  • ARIA and markup enhancements to SlickJS, the slider library used in the theme
  • selective use of aria-hidden throughout page elements to eliminate redundant noise for screen-reader users


  • W3C HTML validation
  • Keyboard-only navigation
  • AMP automated accessibility tests
  • Review theme with assistive technology (ChromeVox, VoiceOver, NVDA)