Achieving Accessible Web Pages

Fall
2002
Resolution Number: 
11.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Technology
Status: 
Completed

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

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.