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

Link Destination Indicators

To increase button and link accessibility, we have introduced link destination indicators. There are two icons available in navigation and other widgets that allow you to indicate to a user if a link will be going to an external site or a password-protected site. An external site is defined as a site with a different navigation. A password protected site is any site that requires a site visitor to enter credentials to login.


What these icons look like

External site link indicator an external site

Password protected page link indicator a password protected page. 


How to use icons in navigation

In navigation, these icons can be applied in page properties. You will have the two options below:

The first option should be used for pages that are redirecting site visitors to websites that have a different navigation from the current site, regardless of whether it's internal or external to the university. With this option, the page will open in a new window. 

The second option should be used for pages that are redirecting site visitors to websites that require them to login.

Link destination indicator selection for navigation





PLEASE NOTE: Both options can be selected if they are true. The password protected icon overrides the external site icon if both options are checked)


How to use icons in widgets

These icons can also be use in multiple widgets that utilized call to action buttons in Sitefinity. Some examples include the content block, CTA, call to action and enhanced card.

You can utilize these icons when you see these check boxes available in widget properties: 

For more information on these individual widgets and how to use this functionality, check out their widget pages: Content blockCall to actionCTAEnhanced card.
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