Accessibility Compliance


Communications to GVSU constituents should follow the accessibility standards set forth in the below guidelines and documents.

What meets Accessibility compliance?

  • Using the Outlook email tool and sending text with no images
  • When including an image, ensure that appropriate tags are in place describing the image
  • Approved tools that send emails or newsletters such as Emma, MailChimp, and Blackboard

What is not Accessibility compliant?

  • Using Outlook to send an email with images containing imbedded text (e.g. documents created using Publisher or Word)
  • Using Outlook to send an email with images and no tags describing the image
  • Mailing services that are not following accessibility compliance
  • PDF documents that are not properly created for accessibility

Tools to assist in Accessibility compliance