Accessibility

Purdue's Accessibility Policy

On June 1, 2017, Purdue adopted WCAG 2.0 as the accessibility standard for electronic information at Purdue.

Purdue University's standard on web accessibility

Making Digital Formats Accessible

The resources below, offered by WebAIM at Utah State University, are good starting points to ensure that all of your digital content is accessible.

Who It Affects

Any University college, school, department, program or unit that utilizes Electronic Information, Communication and Technology that impacts students, employees and the public as it relates to University business and services. This includes individual faculty and staff who publish Web pages, distribute electronic documents (e.g., via email, SharePoint, Blackboard, etc.) and/or sign a contract with a vendor of electronic technology for the purpose of conducting University-related business and services. 

Why

The creation and dissemination of knowledge is a defining characteristic of universities and is fundamental to Purdue University's mission to promote learning, discovery, and engagement. The use of digital and Web-based delivery of information is increasingly central to carrying out the University's mission. Acknowledging this fact, Purdue University is committed to ensuring equal access to information for all its constituencies.

This policy establishes minimum standards for the accessibility of Web-based information and services considered necessary to meet the University's goal and ensure compliance with applicable law.

Statement of Policy

The creation and dissemination of knowledge is a defining characteristic of universities and is fundamental to Purdue University's mission of learning, discovery and engagement. Delivery of information electronically is central to carrying out this mission. Acknowledging this fact, the University is committed to ensuring equal access to information for all its constituencies.

This standard establishes minimum requirements for the accessibility of Electronic Information, Communication and Technology necessary to meet the University’s goals and ensure compliance with applicable law. The University will meet the standards and guidelines outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA for all Web-based Electronic Information, Communication and Technology. Further, it will follow the Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT).

Read the rest of the standard

Helpful Links

Purdue Communicators Online Repository - Accessibility

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