Web accessibility is achieved when all users regardless of disability can obtain the same information and perform the same functions. To help you navigate the waters of creating accessible web content, we consolidated an on- and off-campus list of accessibility resources.
OU Campus Accessibility Resources:
Web Communications, Marketing and New Media
- We do not maintain a JAWS license, so contact our office to discuss alternative screen reader tools.
- All Web content and electronic publications, to the extent feasible, should be made accessible to people with disabilities. If accessibility is not feasible, the information should be available by alternative means. University websites may be subject to the State of Oklahoma HB2197; Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act; and University non-discrimination policies. Review the Campus Accessibility Policy for guidelines.
- Get tips about how to make your web content more accessible from Libby.
Disability Resource Center
- To encourage full participation for students with disabilities and help ensure equal educational opportunity, the Disability Resource Center provides a variety of support resources, many of which have been developed in response to expressed student needs. Visit the DRC website here.
State of Oklahoma Web Accessibility Resources:
Additional, Off-Campus Web Accessibility Resources:
- Visit the University of Washington Access IT for general information.
- See Web Accessibility Initiatives and widely used accessibility guidelines.
- Read an article about how people with disabilities use the web article.
- Review accessibility compliance information with WebAIM.
- Check a web page for accessibility.
- Test screen reader functionality here and/or simulate web experiences for people with a disability here.
- Try VisCheck here to test color blindness compatibility.
- Check out Adobe’s information on creating accessible documents.
- Use Apple’s VoiceOver if use operate with Mac OS X.
- Read HB2197 as outlined by the State of Oklahoma
- Review Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
Web Comm Lunch & Punch, Web Accessibility recap video:
January 11, 2011
Please keep in mind that just as it is the responsibility of the website owners, colleges, and departments to have accurate web content, it is the responsibility of the website owners to make sure web content is accessible. Our office is here to answer your questions and provide you with resources.
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