Web accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

  • According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act it is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of disability.
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities - many states have adopted similar rules.



If you need assistance resolving an accessibility error on your UAF website, contact the University Relations web team at uaf-web@alaska.edu.