This article appeared in the May 15, 2018, issue of the student newsletter.
Thursday, May 17, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To help raise awareness about online accessibility, the DCCCD Accessibility Task Force is encouraging students and employees to take the #NoMouse Challenge.
What is it?
The #NoMouse Challenge is a global effort to raise awareness about accessible web design. Just follow these three simple steps:
If you or your organization has a website, try using it without a mouse. Use the keyboard instead. If you don't have a website, try a few of your favorite websites without a mouse, just using the keyboard. See below for tips for using the keyboard to access webpages.
As you do this, ask the following questions:
If you're a person who designs or develops websites, creates videos or produces digital documents, always consider whether the content you're producing is accessible to everyone. Try to learn and apply new skills that will help you to produce more accessible content.
Use the #NoMouse hashtag wherever hashtags are supported.
Content adapted from nomouse.org by permission under Creative Commons ShareAlike License.