Web Accessibility

The University is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible by a wide and diverse audience

Institutional equity is a core value of the University at Albany,. University web developers and editors can make a tremendous contribution to the inclusion of diverse audiences by learning more about web accessibility.

In order to make it easier for UAlbany site editors to create accesibile websites, the University provides web templates that meet many standard accessibility requirements. Site editors need to do their part by making sure that the content they add to those templates conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Conformance Level AA guidelines.

This site is designed to:

  • Inform University web editors of web accessiblity guidelines and best practices.
  • Provide web accessibility tutorials, videos, documents and other resources.
  • Show editors how to use University supplied web development tools, such as the OpenText RedDot web content management system, to create accessible web content.

WCAG 2.0 AA Standards
University web developers need to be able to ensure that the content they develop meets accessibility guidlines outlined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.

 

 

“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

- Tim Berners-Lee

“The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes access to information and communications technologies, including the Web, as a basic human right.”

- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)