Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

The following resources offer information that website administrators and developers can use to evaluate the usability of a website and make changes if users encounter difficulties. This page also provides information on developing accessible documents.

Creating Accessible Web Sites

University web sites should adhere to the Web Accessibility Standards and Guidelines (pdf.) (You will need Adobe Acrobat, or Acrobat Reader to access this file.)

The Top Nine Website Accessibility Issues

This list provides valuable tips that help website administrators and developers avoid some of the most common problems that users with disabilities encounter on websites.

The Top Nine Website Accessibility Issues

Auditing Websites

What if the website is live? The University has purchased software that allows administrators to audit their websites and make edits for accessibility.

The following documents will help users audit their websites for accessibility:

How to audit your website for accessibility with HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff

Quick reference guide for HiSoftware (.docx) (You will need Microsoft Word, or a Microsoft Word Viewer to access this file.)

Manual checks for websites

Web Accessibility Online Training

Several courses on web accessibility are available through Lynda.com: (your AccessNet username and password are required)

General web accessibility:

User Experience:

Color Contrast:

PDFs:

Content Strategy: