ADA Compliance Office
Building 6, Room 1314
Phone: (904) 620-2870
Fax: (904) 620-2585
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to provide international protocols and guidelines in order to ensure the ongoing growth of the web.
For more detailed information on WCAG 2.0 visit the W3C's guide to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
W3C has specified several layer of guidance in order to meet the varying needs of its audience, an audience that includes web designers and developers, policy makers, purchasing agents, teachers, and students.
These layer of guidance include overall principles, general guidelines, and testable success criteria. Provided below is a map of the WCAG 2.0 guideline layout:
Screen readers are devices that enable individuals with blindness or low vision to access content online by providing speech output and keyboard navigation function for individuals who cannot use the mouse to navigate the computer. JAWS and NVDA are two different screen reader programs with the nearly the same uses and functions. JAWS is the most commonly used screen reader among users and it is used in addition to NVDA by the ADA Compliance office to access digital accessibility. NVDA, unlike JAWS, is a free to download program and is another often used screen reader. To test compliance we suggest using NVDA as it is free to download and use, download NVDA for your computer to be able to test your digital content with a screen reader.
WebAIM has a reference of NVDA Keyboard Shortcuts available as well as an article on using NVDA to evaluate web accessibility to use for further information.
This PowerPoint provides detailed instructions on how to fix common web accessibility issues in the CMS.
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