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Course Technical Quality

Copyright Clearance

  • Copyright clearance was obtained for all materials inside the course that do not fall under the TEACH Act or Educational Fair Use. more...


  • All web pages and media components function correctly on major operating systems and different browsers supported by Cabrillo College.
  • All necessary plug-ins or software to run video, animation, audio,  presentations, and / or course content files are easily accessible and usable.
  • Links to external URL's outside of the course connect to the intended pages without errors.
  • Printed materials are easily read.
  • The web pages require minimal scrolling using a standard 1024 x 768 screen resolution.
  • Graphics and video are compressed and/or sized for optimum web delivery and images are not stretched and distorted.

Accessibility Standards

  • All Images have "alt" or "longdesc" tags. more...
  • Images may be used to complement text, but should not be used to replace it.
  • The "longdesc" tag is used to describe graphs and charts.
  • Images that are linked will have "alt" tag text that is brief and describe where the link will take you.
  • Video clips must have a text transcript or captioning.
  • Line by line reading of a table makes sense.
  • All information conveyed with color is also available without color. more...
  • All foreground and background color combinations provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having vision difficulties or when viewed on a black and white screen. more...

Layout and Organization

  • Sans serif font is used in paragraph text for readability.
  • Distracting background images are not used on pages containing textual information.
  • Links are clearly identified with a unique color.


  • Site navigation is clear with a consistent hierarchy and is easy to understand.
  • The heading levels are easy to identify.
  • Custom navigation complements the built-in navigation.
  • Information is not too deeply buried.



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