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Web Accessibility

Georgia State University is committed to providing all students, staff and faculty access to academic, cultural and recreational opportunities. This commitment includes accessibility of the GSU web sites. A draft policy recommending criteria for web accessibility has been created by the Electronic Media subcommittee of the ADA/504 Advisory Committee. The committee welcomes comments on the draft proposal. Please address these to Rodney E. Pennamon . The committee welcomes comments on the draft proposal.

Bobby
This is the Bobby site, which is a source for determining whether other sites meet accessibility standards for individuals with disabilities. Type a url into the designated location and the program informs you whether or not you are Bobby-approved.

Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative
This is the site of the Web Accessibility Initiative, which is a function of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). W3C is committed to lead the Web to its full potential includes promoting a high degree of usability for people with disabilities. WAI, in coordination with organizations around the world, pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is the arm of the federal government that oversees architectural and transportation compliance. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, specifies what electronic and information technology is covered by the standards. Subpart B of section 508 pertains to the following:

1194.21 Software applications and operating systems.
1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.
1194.23 Telecommunications products.
1194.24 Video and multimedia products.
1194.25 Self contained, closed products.
1194.26 Desktop and portable computers.

Trace Center – University of Wisconsin Madison
This is a website that gives information and suggestions for how to develop an accessible website.

GSU UETS Web Services FAQ Page


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