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Web Access for All Tool Kit
K-State's tool kit to assist University web developers

Accessibility defined
What accessibility means and how it affects web sites

Legal requirements
Describes K-State's federal and state legal obligations

Guidelines and standards
Links to federal, state, W3C guidelines and policies

Links to tools that can assist in achieving accessibility

Training and online tutorials
Links to classes and online training

Information about accessible emerging technologies and web-delivered curriculum

Web content accessibility home

Accessibility defined

Accessible web design is universal web design. The concept of universal design means designing for the widest range of people's abilities. Adopting a universal design ensures information will be accessible not only to people with disabilities but to those using old, alternate, or emerging technologies. In keeping with this definition, it is important when developing web content to consider who will be accessing the information, and how they will be accessing it. For example, how does your page look:

  • on different browsers? (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, text browser)
  • to users with different screen resolutions (e.g., 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768)
  • with images and/or JavaScript turned off?
  • to individuals who are using portable computing devices?
  • to individuals who are accessing the web via telephone?
  • to blind individuals who are accessing the web using a screen reader?
  • to individuals who are deaf? Is my audio content closed captioned or transcribed?

Much of K-State's information and services are now available on-line. For this reason, it is increasingly important that the information and services be presented in ways that makes them accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities.

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