With diversity and inclusiveness among its core values, the University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to making its website accessible to all, including people with disabilities.
This site includes the following accessibility features:
- Skip to content
- Alternative text detail for images
- Captioned videos
- Text only homepage
- SensusAccess Document Converter Tool
UMass Boston’s IT Web Services Team uses the tool Siteimprove to ensure new and existing pages on the www.umb.edu website comply with best practices and standards as defined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
The tool checks for, among other things, missing headings and images without alternative text.
IT Web Services will continue to test the site to make sure that all content on the site is accessible to all visitors.
As part of its training program for new web editors, UMass Boston’s Office of Communications goes over the importance of filling out all Alt Text fields.
Having trouble reading this page?
If you are using a PC, press and hold down the Control key while also pressing the equals symbol (=). To further enlarge the text, keep the Control key depressed while you press the equals key again. Each repetition will enlarge the text.
If you are using a Mac, holding down the Command (⌘) key while hitting the plus sign key (+) will enlarge the size of the font.