Website Accessibility Evaluations
Web developers, designers, and content creators may have varying degrees of experience with the accessibility features that are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to be built into public web pages owned or operated by the University. Accessibility Solutions is here to help by offering continuous support, training, tools and resources, and by performing accessibility evaluations and providing feedback through evaluation reports prior to, and periodically after, a website or application has been made public.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 conformance level AA is the current ISO standard used among higher education in the United States in order to ensure and evaluate an institution’s Web content as being made more accessible, “primarily for people with disabilities – but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones.”
WCAG 2.0 was publish in December 2008 and became an ISO standard in October 2012. The United States adopted WCAG 2.0 as the “industry standard” for accessibility in 2017.
Resources for Designers and Developers
- WebAIM’s WCAG Checklist
- Constructing a POUR Website
- How to Meet WCAG (Quick Reference)
- Authoring Tool Accessibility