In order to ensure that UB is accessible to everyone, we need to ensure that our websites, online course offerings, electronic forms and other information are available to members of our community who use assistive technology. This information will serve as a guide in creating, purchasing and examining the electronic content you and your department offer to our community.
Electronic information comes in a variety of forms. Thinking about accessibility at the start is the easiest way to build in accessibility for all.
The World Wide Web (W3C) Consortium has established accessibility standards through its Web Accessibility Initiative. The Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or WCAG 2.0, is considered to be the industry standard in ensuring accessible electronic content.