Tommy's Theme is designed with accessibility in mind. In combination with a variety of content-related best practices, USC sites built on Tommy's Theme can achieve compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

What Is Accessibility Design?

Accessibility design improves the overall ease of use for web pages and mobile applications by removing barriers and enabling more people to successfully complete tasks, especially people with a diversity of abilities.

Who Sets the Standards for Accessibility Design

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops standards and support materials to help designers, engineers and others understand and implement accessibility guidelines. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were developed by WAI and explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Click to access the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Accessibility Design and Tommy's Theme

There are several dimensions of WCAG compliance that Tommy's Theme is designed to meet:

  • Sequence / hierarchy of information
  • Color and contrast for text legibility
  • Keyboard and screen reader accessible and navigable
  • No design features that deprive users of ample time to react
  • Other accessibility design features