Creating Accessible Web Content in Omni Campus CMS

Last modified 6/4/2024

You can type and edit text in Omni Campus CMS (formerly OU Campus) just as you would in Microsoft Word or other word processors. The Omni Campus CMS text editor offers features to help you create your web pages with accessibility in mind. Let's explore the key principles and best practices for accessible digital content on websites. This training will equip you with the knowledge and tools to create inclusive digital experiences for everyone.

Consider these key guidelines for creating inclusive and user-friendly experiences on the web.

Use Semantic Code

Use proper HTML markup to structure your organized content. Utilize headings, paragraphs, lists, and other semantic elements to provide a clear and organized hierarchy. This helps screen readers and other assistive technologies understand and navigate the content more effectively.


Organizing your digital content with a heading structure helps people get a sense of organization.

Add/Edit Headings in Omni


Help to organize content on a screen with lists and make it easier for people to scan for information.

Add/Edit Lists in Omni


Accessible tables help us arrange information or data, typically in rows and columns.

Add/Edit Tables in Omni

Use Descriptive Link Text

Give accessible links a descriptive name, preferably the name of the website, article, or document and be concise.

Add/Edit Links in Omni

Add Alternative Text to Images

Always include descriptive alt text for images, ensuring that users with visual impairments can understand the context and meaning of the visuals. Alt text should be concise, specific, and convey the purpose of the image.

Insert/Edit Images in Omni CMS

Tips for Writing Alt Text for Images

Provide Captions and Transcripts

Provide captions or transcripts for multimedia content, such as videos and podcasts. This ensures that individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can access the audio information. Videos and audio added to Omni come from 3rd party applications. 

Learn more About Captioning Videos


Be aware of how you use color. Ensure there is sufficient contrast between text and background colors and that color is not used as the only source of information.

Learn more About Choosing Color

Use Toolbar options to assign text colors

Keyboard Access

Ensure that all interactive elements and functionality on your website can be accessed and operated using a keyboard alone. This is crucial for individuals who cannot use a mouse or other pointing devices.

Tips on Keyboard Accessibility

Digital Document Accessibility

Accessibility extends beyond your webpages. Ensure your digital documents are accessible to everyone, too.

Create Accessible PDFs with Adobe Acrobat

Create accessible documents with Microsoft products

Writing for the Web

Good web site content starts with your writing. Write clearly and use formatted structure on your pages. Be considerate of your voice and tone. Also, writing with accessibility in mind is more than making everything on the page available as text. It also affects how you organize your content