SUNY Policy on Web Accessibility
The University at Albany is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to a wide and diverse audience.
UAlbany adheres to SUNY’s Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy, which recognizes SUNY institutions’ responsibility to assure that individuals with disabilities and individuals who are temporarily disabled have equitable access to electronic information resources, which includes University websites.
The Web Services team creates web templates that meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Conformance Level AA guidelines, identifies and fixes accessibility issues using SiteImprove software, and trains site editors in web accessibility.
Site editors must ensure the information they add to any UAlbany website conforms to accessibility standards. Anyone who creates content, documents and/or videos that are posted on a UAlbany website should review these resources.
Please contact Web Services at [email protected] with any questions or for further guidance.
Web Accessibility Training for UAlbany Site Editors
We recommend that anyone who edits and/or contributes content to University websites complete some form of web accessibility training. Here are some options:
Complete our Accessibility Basics training. In January 2022, Web Services held its first 8-Day Web Accessibility Challenge. This asynchronous training program covers the basics of web accessibility for anyone who edits, manages or contributes to UAlbany websites. Now, this 8-module training program is available anytime, right here on the Web Services website.
Sign up for Deque University training. SUNY has entered into an agreement with Deque Systems Inc. to provide accessibility training across all SUNY campuses. The full curriculum contains over 30 online, self-paced courses.
Request a one-on-one training session. If you have a specific question/concern, or want to review your website's accessibility with one of our team members, please get in touch.
Web Accessibility Resources for UAlbany Site Editors
Whether you’re building or updating a webpage, or sharing a video, document or presentation on your website, the content must be accessible to users with disabilities.
Select the type of content you’re creating for a list of accessibility best practices and resources: