Overview

The University of Tennessee (UT) strives to deploy information, materials, and technology that have been designed, developed or procured to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including those who use assistive technologies. The UT System has developed a system-level policy on accessibility and is working with our campuses to address the accessibility of information, instructional materials and technology.

Accessibility Resources

Overview

The University of Tennessee (UT) strives to deploy information, materials, and technology that have been designed, developed or procured to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including those who use assistive technologies.  The UT System has developed a system-level policy on accessibility and is working with our campuses to address the accessibility of information, instructional materials and technology.

Resources

Guiding Principles of Web Site Development

  • Remember that accessibility and design are complementary
  • Practice user centric design
  • Separate style from content when possible
  • Organize sites for consistency and clarity
  • Test sites
  • Write concisely and clearly
  • Don’t rely on alternative, text-only sites

External Resources for Developing Accessible Websites
W3C: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
http://www.w3.org/WAI/
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview
http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag
WCAG 2.0 Quick reference
http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/

Training Materials (videos, handouts, etc. will be available soon)

    • Creating Accessible PDFs
    • Presentations and webinars

Policy