Evaluate the accessibility of your content
The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design in September 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
For more information on the proposed rulemaking by the DOJ, please go to ANPRM notice posted on July 26, 2010.
How to comply with the ADA?
The ADA encourages self-regulation of accessibility standards and the Department of Justice is currently developing regulations to provide specific guidance to the entities covered by the ADA. Organizations are encouraged to use the WCAG 2.0 level AA guidelines as a guide on how to become accessible until the DOJ defines the regulations.
Accessibility Checkers Tools
- Code Validators
You can use the browser’s accessibility functions (e.g. text size, zoom, no page style) to determine whether or not the site responds as expected to those functions.
- Keyboard Testing
- Webpage Accessibility Checkers
- API Viewers
- Add-ons and Toolbars
You can extend the capability of the browsers to help you easily find accessibility issues.
- Color Analyzers
- Assistive Technology
- Reporting Tools
Users can submit this form to review pages for accessibility and send the information to authors to correct the accessibility problems in webpages.
IRT supports faculty and staff in making instructional materials accessible to students with disabilities. If you are creating instructional materials such as videos, websites or documents and would like assistance, please contact Instructional Designer on your campus.