KPEP Required Links
Key Public Entry Point (KPEP) websites must include the following links and use approved link text. The links should be present on each page of the site (e.g., in the footer). See Texas A&M KPEP websites.
- A link to the Texas A&M University campus homepage (http://www.tamu.edu/).
- A “Contact” link that leads to contact information for the department/entity represented by the KPEP, if this information is not presented elsewhere on the site.
- An “Accessibility” link leading to http://itaccessibility.tamu.edu
- A “Privacy” link that leads to a privacy notice or policy for the KPEP, which describes the applicable provisions of Texas A&M SAP 29.01.03.M1.17, Information Resources - Privacy and complies with the requirements of Texas Administrative Code §206.72(c).
A “Site Policies” link that leads to a page which contains, or links to, the privacy notice or policy for the KPEP.
- A "Linking Notice" link that leads to a linking notice or policy for the KPEP, which complies with the requirements of Texas Administrative Code §206.73(c).
A “Site Policies” link that leads to a page which contains, or links to, the linking notice or policy for the KPEP.
Approved Link Text
Approved link text is case sensitive.
Link to the Texas A&M University homepage (http://www.tamu.edu)
- Texas A&M University
- Contact Us
- Web Accessibility
- Accessibility Policy
- Web Accessibility Policy
- Privacy Notice
"Linking Notice" link
- Linking Notice
- Linking Policy
“Site Policies" link
- Site Policies
Did you know?
- In the United States, about 55 million people have a disability (src: 2010 U.S. Census).
- About 1 in 5 Americans have some kind of disability (src: 2010 U.S. Census).
- The percentage of people affected by disabilities is growing as our population ages.
- Two popular, free screen readers are VoiceOver (Mac OS and iOS) and NVDA (Win).
- Good accessibility practices can improve the search ranking of your website.
- Form fields without labels can cause problems for some assistive technology users.
- Low color contrast makes content difficult to see, especially for users with low vision.
- Documents linked on a website need to be accessible too (e.g., PDF and Word files).
- Audio content, like podcasts, need transcripts for deaf or hard of hearing users.
- Online videos should be captioned for deaf or hard of hearing users.
- Using HTML tags correctly is very important for accessibility.
- Descriptive link text helps make a website more accessible. Avoid using "Click here" or "Read more."
- A "screen reader" is an application that reads content aloud to a user.
- There is no "alt tag" in HTML. "Alt" is an attribute used with the img tag.
- HTML uses the alt attribute to provide a text description of an image.
- Alt text should describe an image, if the purpose of the image is to convey information.
- If an image is a link, the alt text for the image should explain where the link goes.
- If an image is only being used for decoration, the alt text should be null (i.e., alt="").
- If a table has headers, using header tags (<th>) will make the table more accessible.
- An accessible website is one that can be navigated and understood by everyone.