Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of removing barriers which prevent access to information and functionalities on websites. An online document or tool is accessible when it can be easily understood and used by everyone, regardless of the browser or adaptive equipment he or she is using.
It is essential that we provide equal access and opportunity to all our users, including those with disabilities. Accessible Design can diminish and even remove barriers to information and interaction critical to success for our faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
MSU has updated its web accessibility Technical Guidelines to WCAG 2.0 AA. MSU departments and employees are asked to update their web pages, online course materials, and e-Texts used to conduct university business or academic activities to a minimum conformance level of AA.
This checklist is intended to be starting point for making documents and websites accessible, and should be used in conjunction with the tutorials on webaccess.msu.edu. http://webaccess.msu.edu/Help_and_Resources/checklist.html (Download a PDF of the condensed checklist.)
If you have technical questions, please email your department's IT staff or accessibility liaison: email@example.com.