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Web Accessibility

What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility ensures that online information is accessible to everyone and provides equal access to all users, including those with disabilities. This includes visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive and neurological disabilities. Making our web content accessible to people with disabilities also benefits others, including those with changing abilities because of aging or those in temporary situations that impede their ease of accessing web content. Providing accessible website design removes barriers to information essential to our faculty, staff, students, and the community. 

Web Accessibility Users Group

The WashU Web Accessibility Users Group meets to share knowledge about standards and best practices for creating and supporting web-based content that’s accessible to people with disabilities and those using assistive technologies. They offer monthly presentations, updates, and resources to help you make sure your website is accessible.

More information about user group

Siteimprove

Siteimprove is software that helps you to address issues that impact the usability of your website. It can help you identify misspellings and broken links as well as provide site analytics and maintain your site's accessibility.  If you are a department administrator who would like access to Siteimprove or need training, please contact Amy Baker for assistance.

Visit our Siteimprove FAQs

Accessibility Resources

Have more questions about accessibility?

Contact us to be added to the Siteimprove Canvas course or ask questions about web accessibility 

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