Universal Design of Websitesy in Postsecondary Education
Below is a collection of resources on accessible web design for postsecondary institutions.
- Accessible University Mock Site - mock site to demonstrate web accessibility principles in presentations.
- AccessWeb - a collection of resources on the design of accessible websites.
- Professional Development for Web Accessibility: Case Studies on Higher Education
- Research on Web Accessibility in Higher Education - the level of accessibility of postsecondary websites.
- Universal Design of Web Pages in Class Projects - teaching universal design to students learning about web design.
- Web Accessibility: Guidelines for Administrators - guidance for non-technical administrators regarding how to assure that websites in their organizations are accessible to everyone.
- World Wide Access: Accessible Web Design - universal design applied to the development of web pages (publication and video).
Below are links to answers to common questions about web accessibility.
- Are there any court cases on web accessibility and the obligations of postsecondary institutions under Section 504 or ADA?
- Are there any web-based tutorials on web accessibility?
- Does the information on public websites, intranets, and distance learning courses at postsecondary institutions have to be accessible to visitors with disabilities?
- Does the website developed by a professor for a particular course at a university or college have to meet accessibility standards?
- How can educational entities determine if their websites are accessible?
- How can educational entities plan an accessible video production?
- How can I test my website for accessibility?
- What Federal civil rights laws cover the obligations of postsecondary institutions to develop and maintain accessible websites?
Below are links to promising practices related to website accessibility.
- Accessibility Rallies: A Promising Practice for Promoting Accessible Web Design
- AccessIT Web Design & Development: A Promising Practice in Integrating Accessibility Topics into Curriculum
- North Carolina State University: A Promising Practice on Web Accessibility Policy
- Ohio State University: A Promising Practice in Web Accessibility Support - campus support model for the universal design of websites.
- Purdue University: A Promising Practice in Building Campus-wide Support for Web Accessibility
- University of Washington: A Promising Practice in Using Existing Policies to Support Web Accessibility Practices
- University of Washington: A Promising Practice in User Group Support for Web Accessibility - an example of how universal design of websites can be supported on a postsecondary campus.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison: A Promising Practice in Development, Articulation, and Support of a Web Accessibility Policy