Web Site Accessibility
The Internet and resources such as websites, web applications and digital content are among the primary vehicles by which information reaches the Sonoma State University community. Given the central presence of the Internet in delivering information and services, it is essential that web accessibility be a priority.
Writing for the Web
How to Write in Plain English (PDF) from the UK's Plain English Campaign
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires web content and other IT tools and resources to meet accessibility standards. Section 508 standards are based in part on WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) Priority 1 and 2 guidelines. These are the minimum standards that SSU pages must meet.
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
- Part of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), the WAI has established guidelines for making accessible web content. Guidelines are ranked into three priority levels. Site includes news, guidelines, techniques, training and more.
- Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM)
- WebAim is a great resource for learning about web accessibility and how to make accessible web content. Includes tutorials, how-tos, overview of applicable laws, simulations (so you can get an idea of what a disabled visitor might encounter on the web) and links to other tools and resources.
- WebAIM's Section 508 Checklist
- An easy to read and use version of the Section 508 standards with PASS & FAIL examples.
- JimThathcher.com - Resources
- Jim Thatcher, accessibility expert, offers an excellent Section 508 tutorial, analysis tips, and favelets for human review.