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Web Accessibility

When creating Web technologies, incorporate Web accessibility into the planning, design and development stages to ensure the availability of your content to the widest possible audience.

Standards, Guidelines, and Policies

Accessibility guidelines and standards are a good place to start when you are planning, designing and developing web technologies.

Colleges and universities are prohibited from discriminating against students, faculty, and staff with disabilities according to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.

The State of Missouri's IT Accessibility Standards (PDF) are based on the standards developed to implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the W3C’s Accessibility Guidelines.

As represented in Chapter one of the business policy, the University of Missouri is committed to sustaining a learning environment that is accessible to all people.  This includes any website created and maintained by the university. The University of Missouri makes continual efforts to comply with 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance standards.

Know Your Audience

Having a foundational understanding of how people with various disabilities utilize the Web helps to create Web content that will benefit everyone. The guides below can give a better understanding of how to improve the accessibility of your site:

Need Additional Help?

To request a web accessibility consultation or evaluation of your Website or Web app, go to MyServices and submit a Web Accessibility Services request form.