2.12 - Accessibility

Policy

All new or revised web pages and other web resources -- published, hosted, or otherwise provided by the university -- must comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508 Subpart B §1194.22, paragraphs (a) through (p), excluding paragraphs (b) and (k).

Standard

All web liaisons, publishers and contributors must familiarize themselves with World Wide Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. Web personnel with Siteimprove access must log in monthly to the software to correct issues with broken links, misspellings and accessibility issues.

Departments are responsible for accessibility problems that arise in their content and must use the university quality assurance software to correct problems on web pages. Currently, the Office of Web Communications uses Siteimprove to help us enhance the quality of our websites in terms of link accuracy, correct grammar and spelling, SEO issues and accessibility issues. Siteimprove integrates with our CMS so that the software shows you a problem and then can take you directly to the area in the CMS where the problem is located.

Procedure

Visit Web Communications for more information about Sitemprove and to view a short training video for new users. Web liaisons, publishers and contributors receive a monthly report from Siteimprove that notifies them of problems in these areas, so all web personnel should be correcting broken links, spelling errors and impaired accessibility monthly.
  • Web personnel should log in at the Siteimprove website to review issues.  You may access and change CMS pages inside Siteimprove.
  • Web personnel who have Siteimprove access should log in monthly to correct issues.
  • Web Communications will provide monthly reports by email to administrators of each department and/or college.

W3C resources for more information.