Accessible University (AU) is a fictional university, and this is its fictional home page. This page is designed to demonstrate a variety of common web design problems that result in visitors with disabilities being unable to access the content or features of a web page. Although the heading at the top of this section of the page suggests that AU may be a welcoming institution, the inaccessible design of this page sends the opposite message.

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Accesible Universidad (UA) es una universidad ficticia, y esta es su página de ficción. Esta página está diseñada para demostrar una variedad de común de diseño web que se traducen en problemas de los visitantes con discapacidad no poder acceder al contenido o las características de una página web. Aunque el título en la parte superior de esta sección de la página sugiere que AU puede ser una institución de bienvenida, el diseño inaccesible de esta página envía el mensaje opuesto.

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Can you spot the barriers?

There are at least 18 accessibility issues on this page. To see a list of all known issues, click here. To see a more accessible version of this same page, click here. For a cheat sheet of accessibility issues, click here.

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AU Enrollment Trends
  2007-08 2008-09
  CS Eng Eco Phy Psy Spa CS Eng Eco Phy Psy Spa
Total 84 126 43 32 112 59 82 140 45 34 101 64
% Male 89 84 73 69 20 47 87 80 69 69 22 48
% Female 11 16 27 31 80 53 13 20 31 31 78 52
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Eighteen Accessibility Issues
  1. No headings
  2. No alternate text on informative images
  3. Missing or excessive alternate text on decorative images
  4. Insufficient color contrast
  5. Inaccessible dropdown menu
  6. Insufficient visual cues
  7. Redundant, uninformative link text
  8. Color used to communicate information
  9. Language not specified
  10. Missing accessible form markup
  11. Inaccessible CAPTCHA
  12. Inaccessible validation
  13. Missing ARIA landmark roles
  14. Inaccessible modal window
  15. Inaccessible carousel
  16. Missing accessible table markup
  17. Missing abbreviation tags
  18. HTML fails validation