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Accessibility & SEO

All websites hosted on must be accessible and adhere to Level A of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0)., external link By January 1, 2021, all websites and content must meet Level AA, other than success criteria 1.2.4 Captions (Live) and success criteria 1.2.5 Audio Descriptions (Pre-recorded). 

Read more about Website Accessibility at Ryerson University.

Optimizing for accessibility and SEO in Adobe AEM

Alternative Text Guide

How to write effective and meaningful text alternatives. 

Heading Structure

How to structure headings correctly for accessibility and SEO.

Link Text & Writing

Best practices for writing for the web.

SEO Tips and Tricks

SEO tips for making your website discoverable.

Other resources

Accessibility features

The responsive templates have many accessibility enhancements to improve access for the widest possible audience, including people who are using assistive technologies. Learn more about the responsive template accessibility features.

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Eyetracking research results highlight the importance of following guidelines for writing for the Web.

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Get Help

For help with website accessibility, please contact Adam Chaboryk.

Adam Chaboryk
IT Accessibility Specialist
Digital Media Projects, Computing and Communication Services
416-979-5000, ext. 553284

If you are looking for assistance with SEO and content strategy, please contact Michael Lund.

Michael Lund
Manager, Digital Experience
University Relations
416-979-5000, ext. 3337