Not necessarily; section 508 is limited to the federal sector. Even universities that receive federal funding are not held accountable by section 508.
File accessibility remains one of the most significant challenges for a web owner. The process of remediating a PDF is a time consuming one Before diving into making a PDF accessible, there are two questions you should ask yourself. Can the content in this PDF instead be placed on the website as HTML content?
When my University realized we were not meeting accessible web standards (we were notified by the Office of Civil Rights), it was, at first, an overwhelming experience. Our web team didn't know where to begin in the remediation process. I've detailed our process for remediating in another blog post on Higher Ed Ally, but we
When you need to make your website accessible, it's easy to get distracted or overwhelmed initially. Follow these steps on your path to successfully making your website accessible to all individuals. 1) Develop a list of stakeholders (Groups or Individuals) Chances are, you and your team are not the only ones responsible for making
Although WCAG 2.0 is still the industry standard of web accessibility, it's always important to be on the lookout for what's coming in the future. WCAG 2.1, although still in a working draft state, will serve as a guide to what the future of web accessibility standards may be.
When we first received a letter from the Office of Civil Rights because our website was not accessible, it was difficult to not feel overwhelmed and start to panic. After weeks of collecting information from various sources, we began to develop a path forward, and put a plan into place. Once we'd done so,