When a resource or technology is developed with accessibility in mind, all users have equal access to the information and functionality and can perceive, understand and navigate it as well as interact with or contribute to it – regardless of disability, situation or socio-economic restrictions on bandwidth are the information.
Accessibility is required by law. On January 18, 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were incorporated into Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Keeping our resources and technologies accessible by meeting the WCAG standards serves to advance our valued tradition of diversity and inclusiveness.
Web Accessibility Reference Information
- WCAG Checklist
- WCAG 2.0
- WCAG 2.1
- New Features in WCAG 2.1
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973