Access Guides

Digital Information

Digital Information is a broad term that includes just about anything you can perceive and interact with on a screen.
Digital Information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Text
  • Images and graphics
  • Data visualizations such as charts, graphs, and infographics
  • Multimedia such as audio and video
  • Websites and web pages
  • Online courses and electronic course materials
  • Documents such as Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, and PDFs
  • Desktop, mobile, and web applications
  • Electronic communication such as blogs and emails
  • Video communications
  • Social media posts such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Content Authors

A content author is anyone who creates digital information for Rice University including:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Third Parties

Content authors should design and/or remediate digital information according to the WCAG 2.1, A-AA standards.

WCAG Standard

All forms of digital information should be designed to maximize accessibility for all members of the Rice community.
WCAG 2.1 (A and AA) is Rice’s standard for accessible digital information.


Content authors, administrators and technology purchasers can use these simplified guides on applying the WCAG criteria to different contexts.

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