Web accessibility overview
IN KEEPING WITH OUR MISSION, The University of Akron is committed to equal access of web information for all. This document states the standards for the accessibility to select web-based services to meet student and community needs, and to ensure compliance with regulations.
Our standards allow people with disabilities to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as individuals without disabilities, with substantially equivalent ease of use, using reasonable accommodations when necessary.
Resources for use on our site
- Alt-tags (for image descriptions)
- Naming of links
- Use of buttons
- Using PDF files
- Use of color on a page
- A note about forms
- Video on a webpage
- A "perfectly accessible" webpage
- Accessible tables
Additional resources - WCAG evaluators, working with PDFs in more detail, and adding mathematical symbols
A good online experience takes teamwork
We're committed to making the our .edu site the experience the best it can be. Our partners have that same commitment and have shared their policies and plans for accessible applications.
Cashnet - our eCommerce platform
OrgSync - the student organization portal
Qualtrics - our survey platform
LiveWhale - our online calendar
Also, Design and Development Services has this information about BrightSpace/Springboard for faculty that are adding content to that system.