What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality.

The Web Support Team is commited to providing web-based information and services in an accessible manner to all users, including persons with disabilities. For your convenience, we have provided information on the Web accessibility standards created as part of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as various guidelines and resources for accessibility.

It is imperative that we get the help of all content editors and campus web developers to ensure that they are doing their part in creating content and sites that meet these standards.

UW-Whitewater Web Accessibility Initiative: Our goal

We provide an array of resources, links, and tutorials designed to help individuals and organizations create and maintain accessible web content. Much of our content is drawn directly from the Web Accessibility for All program, from the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our site, helping you with your site or with the information contained here.

Tutorials for Dreamweaver, Frontpage, Composer, and Contribute

iCIT has a set of 508 Accessibility Editing Tutorials for UW-Whitewater webmasters, based on the five most common tools that campus webmasters use to edit pages: Composer, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Frontpage, and plain HTML code.

Learn about Web Standards with a presentation from Dan Frommelt

View a site by Dan Frommelt about Web Standards and learn more about creating Web pages using the latest web techniques for making web pages. Pages that are designed with web standards are more accessible for everyone.