Accessibility Overview

In short, accessibility is the process of making electronic materials perceivable and usable by people with disabilities.  Materials (including documents, videos, websites, discussion forums, etc.) are accessibility compliant when they have been structured according to widely recognized specifications.

With Georgia Tech receiving federal funding, all colleges, schools, research centers and other departments and divisions of the institute must adhere to Section 508 accessibility standards with their websites and other online materials.  As of February of 2018, these standards will be in alignment with WCAG 2.0 Level AA specifications.

Below are a few resources to aid in understanding the requirements and assist in checking your websites for accessibility compliance:

Getting Started: Ivan Allen College Resources

State and Institute Resources and Policies

Official Section 508 Specifications

General Accessibility Compliance Resources

Tools to Help with Making Content Compliant

Tools to Help with Web Accessibility Testing

More resources can be found on the Georgia Tech Webmasters website's accessibility section.