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Web Accessibility Information

Web Accessibility Tools for checking pages

Web Accessibility Tools For Other Documents Types

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Web Accessibility Information

WebAIM (web accessibility in mind)

  • WebAIM - A non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.
  • WebAIM's WCAG 2.0 Checklist - Accessibility Checklist for HTML documents
  • Section 508 Checklist - Checklist for 508 web content. (Applications, Websites, Web Forms, ect...)

W3C.org

Web Accessibility Tools for checking pages

SiteImprove now integrated with our CMS. (Cascade)

SiteImprove is a company who specializes in website governance. Salisbury University has partnered with SiteImprove as a way to govern content added to the University’s website to ensure it complies with 508 requirements and responsibilities.

SiteImprove can be accessed three ways. All three ways require an active account. (If you do not have an account, please reach out to the web office so we can create one.) The following three ways are ways to utilize SiteImprove.

  1. Go directly to SiteImprove website. Signing in will allow you to view ADA information about the SU site.
  2. Download the SiteImprove Chrome Extension - Allows real time checking of web pages.
  3. With our latest CMS update we now include a SiteImprove tool directly inside the CMS. For information on how to use the plugin the following word document explains how to use the SiteImprove plugin with Cascade CMS.

WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool

WAVE is an Internet tool that is used identify accessibility errors on your web pages. It was developed and is distributed for free by WebAIM. The National Center on Disability and Access to Education offers a tutorial on using the tool. The tool can be accessed in two of the following ways.

  1. Go directly to WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and enter the url of the page you wish to check. 
  2. Down load the WAVE Chrome extension found here - WAVE Chrome Extension.

Web Accessibility Tools For Other Documents Types

SU Web Office

The SU web office has created the following checklist to assist in creating accessible Microsoft Word documents

SU Helpdesk

The SU Helpdesk maintains a page for accessibility resources at this address: www.salisbury.edu/helpdesk/accessibility

Checklists

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS.gov) Section 508 Accessibility checklists: 
www.hhs.gov/web/section-508/making-files-accessible/checklist/index.html

Cheatsheets

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (www.ncdae.org) makes "cheatsheets" available to the public aid in the creation of accessible Microsoft Office and Adobe documents. Currently, there are cheatsheets available for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and for Adobe's Acrobat and InDesgin software products.

Go to www.ncdae.org/resources/cheatsheets/ to download and use free of charge.

National Center on Disability and Access to Education Cheatsheets

Video and Audio

Before publicly available video or audio is posted to a Salisbury University website it must be approved and vetted by an appropriate supervisor and the Publications Office. (Any video or audio that requires a login to access is NOT publicly available and not subject to this rule.)

In addition to an approval and vetting process, all video should be closed captioned and a transcript provided for audio. Services for providing closed captioning and transcription are available. Rev.com offers closed captioning and transcription at $1.00 per minute of video.

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