Campus-Wide Web Accessibility:

We're all responsible.

Website accessibility is a high priority in this day of electronic communications. It can include making sites more accessible for all: blind, deaf, physically challenged, cognitively challenged, and others, including any level of access needs. And if your site is made accessible for people with special needs, everyone will find it easier to use, so you will helping all your visitors!

According to the 2012 Census*,

  • 19.9 million (8.2%) have difficulty lifting or grasping (may not be able to use a mouse)
  • 8.1 million (3.3%) have a vision impairment (anything from needing magnification to total blindness, dyslexia, tunnel vision, etc.)
  • 7.6 million (3.1%) have a hearing impairment (may not be able to hear audio or video content)

    * Accessibility Statistics, as of 2012 Census Bureau stats

With the increase in lifespan, more and more people will be dealing with special access needs. And we all need to meet those needs as much as possible. Use this site to learn what you can do to make your site accessible.

Because of the recognition of the need for website accessibility on campus, a group of interested people on campus formed a team to address the need. Read more about the campus website accessibility initiative.



Friday, February 23, 2018

Digital Accessibility: Assessing, Amending, and Advancing Digital Content for All

Time: Fri Feb 23, 2018, 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Loyola University Chicago's Klarchek Information Commons (6501 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago)

From their site:

The conference will feature individuals or project teams concerned with accessibility who have interests, experience, and/or skills in creating and remediating digital content. This conference is meant as an opportunity for digital accessibility novices and experts to meet and discuss key concepts, concerns, and capabilities of individuals, project teams, and large organizations creating accessibility-aware digital content.…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Web Accessibility Team Meeting

Time: Mon Feb 26, 2018, 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Location: 425 Hesburgh Library

This is a regular bi-weekly meeting of the Campus-Wide Website Accessibility Initiative. If you have any interest in joining us, feel free to come!

Note that the date, time, and location may vary to fit schedules. Be sure to check back to verify before the meeting.…

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