Achieving Accessible Web Pages

Fall
2002
Resolution Number
11.01
 
Contact
David Balogh
Assigned to
Unassigned
Category
Technology
Status
Completed
Status Report

In January, 2004, AccMonitor and AccRepair (accessibility verification software) were made available system wide. Although no longer available for free various free tools are available such as BOBBY and The Ware.

Whereas, Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act requires that all electronic and information technology purchased by the Federal Government be accessible by people with disabilities;

Whereas, SB 105 requires that all California state governmental entities comply with Section 508;

Whereas, All college and district websites fall under compliance with Section 508; and

Whereas, Applications that evaluate web pages for compliance are very costly;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office to find a cost-effective solution to providing all districts and colleges with software that will evaluate web pages for compliance with Section 508 requirements. MSC Disposition:Chancellor's Office, Local Senates