ACTION REQUIRED: Web Accessibility Compliance

The new Colorado accessibility law, HB21-1110, affects university websites and will go into effect July 1, 2024. This means that university website owners/content managers must ensure your website content meets the minimum web accessibility standards before July 1.

Learn how to meet accessibility standards

Managing Files

Sitefinity allows site builders to upload, store, and organize files for their websites.

File types

You can upload many file types into Sitefinity. Some of the most common are PDF, Word and Powerpoint. Here is the full list of file types accepted: .ace, .css, .wmv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .avi, .mp4, .ogg, .wma, .wav, .mp3, .ppsx, .pps, .ppt, .pptx, .rar, .csv, .jpeg, .xlsx, .docx, .html, .png, .gif, .jpg, .zip, .xls, .txt, .rtf, .doc, and .pdf.

Make Accessible Files


Ensuring your files are accessible is a really important step before you upload them into Sitefinity. Accessible files allow site visitors with disabilities to access the content in your files. Below are some general tips to keep in mind. 

  • Make sure your documents are readable for screen readers  
  • Use headings
  • Use descriptive hyperlinks
  • Use lists. to simplify content
  • Add alternate text to images

Get more information about accessible PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoints and more!

Recommended File Sizes


There isn't an exact size recommendation for files. In general, smaller file sizes equal better load times.

File name

Before uploading your file into Sitefinity, you need to rename the file to something that describes the content so your users know what content to expect. The name of the file displays as the title when using widgets like the content block, document link, and documents lists so make if descriptive but concise. 

Upload Files


You done all the work to name, size, and make your document(s) accessible. Now it's time to upload them: 

  1. Go to the Content in your dashboard.
  2. Select Documents and Files.
  3. Click Upload Documents.
  4. Select files from your computer or drag and drop them from your computer.
  5. Choose the library you would like to store the document(s) in. 
  6. Publish.

Libraries are like folders for your files and should be used to organize them. Learn more about libraries.

Display Files


You are ready to display your files on you pages! In order to use your files, open the page in edit mode and choose the widget you would like to use. If you are not sure, document widget is a good place to start. 

Steps to using images

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