The University's website requirements include current accessibility standards. An accessible website provides equal or equivalent access to its content for everyone, including those who have varying technical access, language skills and physical abilities. Accessibility can be considered a subset of Web usability.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that people with disabilities — including people with visual, hearing or physical impairments and people with photosensitive epilepsy — are given access that is comparable to access available to others. In 1998, Congress amended the act to make electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. 1
- W3C accessibility checkpoints
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- United States Access Board
- A List Apart: What is Web Accessibility?
- University of Wisconsin: Designing More Usable Web Sites
- Dive Into Accessibility
- Color Contrast for Low Vision
- VisCheck (for color blindness)
- Evaluating Web Site Accessibility
1 Designing with Web Standards (Jeffrey Zeldman, 2007) and www.section508.gov