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Website Accessibility

Introduction to Web Accessibility (W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, March 2018) – This straight-forward, non-technical review of website accessibility fundamentals is a good place to start for those new to the subject.

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility in the 21st Century – Schools and the Updated Section 508 Standards (April 2018) – Overview presentation of the history, legal and regulatory requirements, general principles and conformance review recommendations for school districts and educational organizations addressing their website accessibility.

Web Accessibility in the 21st Century (PDF)

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview – Extensively detailed support and resource documentation aimed at website developer staff/contractors responsible for Section 508 web accessibility conformance implementation. 

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Overview

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: Application and Scoping Requirements for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – Full text of the Section 508 technical standards for website accessibility.  The updated Section 508 rules were adopted in January 2017 and became effective in January 2018.   

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Standards & Guidelines

Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WebAIM) – The WAVE online tool provides a readily available and easy means of performing a basic preliminary accessibility overview evaluation of your individual web pages.    

Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Alternative Text Basics (WebAIM) – This overview web page provides tips and strategies on the proper way to add alternative text to your website images. 

Alternative Text Basics