Web Accessibility Resources and Reminders

As we prepare for a new academic year, it’s a good time to take a moment and brush up on best practices for web accessibility. Last year, we held an extensive web accessibility training session. Here are links to the video and materials from that session: Web Accessibility Training Video (50 mins) Web Accessibility Training Presentation Materials If you’d […]

New WordPress Blog Theme Coming Soon

This summer we’ve been working on preparing the Hope Blog Network for a brand new WordPress Theme (Twenty Nineteen). The new theme which will also feature Hope branding will go live soon. We think you’ll love the simplicity, ample white space and overall modern look. At the same time, we’ll be upgrading all Hope blogs […]

Update on the Hope Blog Network

We’re excited to share a few things in the works for Hope blogs. As we continue our work with compliance and web accessibility, we’ll soon introduce a revised design and other enhancements to the entire Hope College Blog Network. Although this is not a full redesign, it will include a new color palette and other style […]

Tips for Campus-Wide Communication

As the semester is underway, we thought we would share some helpful information and suggestions about campus-wide communication. Let us know if you have questions or if we can be helpful in any way! Campusmail WHAT IS CAMPUSMAIL? Campusmail is the Hope College moderated system for sending email messages to large sections of the campus […]

Web Accessibility Training video and presentation materials

Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our Web Accessibility Training session in August! For those of you who were unable to attend or would like a refresher, below are links to a video of the presentation as well as the presentation materials. Web Accessibility Training Video (50 mins) […]

Accessibility Updates Coming to hope.edu

You may be aware of the ongoing efforts to address website accessibility as it pertains to the Hope College website (hope.edu) and our other web properties. In addition to the new Web Accessibility Policy and Web Accessibility Training recently offered, we will soon be introducing a revised design and other enhancements to the Hope website […]

Web Accessibility Training coming in August

As you may have heard, we’ve implemented a new Hope College Web Accessibility Policy. Additionally, we are offering web accessibility training this summer to educate those of us who are involved in editing Hope webpages. We strongly encourage our web content editors to attend. Our first Web Accessibility Training session will be held on Thursday, August […]

Web Accessibility Policy

Dear campus community, We’re writing today to give you an update on website accessibility as it relates to the Hope College website, hope.edu. Web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities from interacting with or accessing websites, so that all users have equal access to information and functionality. Hope […]

Improving Open Graph Tags on hope.edu

We’ve recently made a “behind the scenes” update to our hope.edu pages and sites within OU Campus that greatly improves the metadata code provided for open graph tags. Open Graph is a technology first introduced by Facebook in 2010 that allows integration between Facebook and its user data and a website. By integrating Open Graph meta […]