Accessibility Plan for Page Creators

Learn how to make your Web pages, services, and applications more accessible to people with disabilities.

Web accessibility allows people with disabilities to easily view and move through your Web pages. Writers and developers, follow the guidelines below to ensure that your information complies with university policy for an accessible Web environment.

Accessibility Plan

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) recommends that all new Web pages and those receiving major revisions conform to Section 508 standards. (Section 508 is part of a law that requires federal agencies to makes their information technology accessible.) Over time, all pages should be modified to meet the 508 standards. The goal is to eventually have all university websites be fully accessible.

Guidelines and tips

Web designers and content creators are also strongly encouraged to apply the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines from World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an international standard-setting body. Although accessibility evaluation tools (see links below in Resources) are helpful in identifying some of the major barriers, content creators are also encouraged to verify functionality with an audio browser or screen reader, and more importantly, through testing by individuals with disabilities.

You can also use these resources in Blink and TritonLink: