Use Structured Headings
When making posts on Canvas, use consistent structure with headings pre-formatted by Canvas. Default text is called 'paragraph,' but you can use the dropdown to add heading formatting when needed. This is helpful for both visual clarity and screen readers.
Images > Create Alt Text + Descriptive Text
Add brief alt text (alternative text) to any image used for your course to make content screen reader friendly. For more information on writing alt text well, please see Penn State's Image Alt Text page on their Accessibility guide.
Canvas defaults to using the title of the image file as the alt text. If you need to edit the alt text and the image is in a post, you can click on the image and choose "options" to customize it.
Webpages > Be Mindful of Fonts and Colors
The guidelines above are still applicable you are creating your own webpages outside of campus, but also consider these design elements:
Advice on accessible fonts can be found on Penn State's Font Face page on their Accessibility guide