EKU WEB ACCESSIBILITY. Led By: Parker Owens. What is Web Accessibility?. Web Accessibility is the concept or idea that every person who has access to the internet can view, browse, interact, hear, and gather the same content. . Universal Design.
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Led By: Parker Owens
Web Accessibility is the concept or idea that every person who has access to the internet can view, browse, interact, hear, and gather the same content.
Usability – easy to learn, quick to use, simple, easy navigation, enjoyable
Common usability issues
In the US, roughly 12% of adults, and at least 30% of all people over 65 have an impairment. In Kentucky, 20% of adults are impaired.
The major disability types are:
WebAim Video - Windows MediaQuicktime
Evaluation Report Covering Disability (111 pgs.)
There is no single, universally accepted definition of disability.
The CDC Definition of Disability is based on these questions:
Source: Study commissioned by Microsoft, conducted by Forrester Research, Inc., 2004
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, require that individuals with disabilities receive equal access to federally-funded programs, services and activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, service or activity or such access would impose an undue burden.
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Education is responsible for enforcing the existing laws with regard to the accessibility of online education. The Department of Justice audits federally funded websites.
In 2000, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a far-reaching law, commonly called the Kentucky Accessible Information Technology (AIT) Act, KRS 61.980 - 61.988, which requires state-supported institutions use accessible information technology resources.
This includes online applications like EKU registration and Blackboard. This law explicitly covers school districts, universities, and all other institutions supported with state funds.
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You Are Not AloneandHelp is Abundant!
Web Accessibility Office
Mandy Eppley – Blackboard
Parker Owens – Websites and Blackboard