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ADA Disability Resources at UTSA

Web Accessibility


UTSA Web Accessibility Policy

The UT System web accessibility policy applies to UTSA. Please contact the UTSA Web Accessibility Coordinator - Kenneth Pierce, Vice Provost for Information Technology, CIO, with any UTSA website accessibility questions. For UTSA ADA questions, contact UTSA ADA Coordinator, Annette Rabago.


Designing Accessible Web Sites

Although it is common to include graphics on web pages, many web site users may be visually impaired and use special programs to read text to them. Also, those who are color-blind might have problems navigating a web site if you rely on color to convey information. Other users are unable to use a mouse or may use a text-based Web browser called Lynx, which has no pictures and uses the keyboard for navigation rather than a mouse.

Accessible design helps students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities understand and use Web-based class materials more effectively as well.

State and Federal laws require accessible web sites. Effective September 1, 2005, Texas House Bill 2819 requires state agencies to develop, procure, maintain and use electronic and information technology that is accessible to people with disabilities. In addition, Texas Administrative Code 206 and Section 508 requires that State and Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.


WebAim Section 508 Web Accessibility Checklist

 

W3C’s Website Accessibility Initiative