This guide was created as an introduction to accessibility for faculty and staff who are interested in making their content accessible for all students at Triton College.
What is accessibility?
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility refers to a site, facility, work environment, service, or program that is easy to approach, enter, operate, participate in, and/or use safely and with dignity by a person with a disability (ADA.gov)
Accessibility: A suggestion or a requirement?
As professionals in higher education, we should be committed to providing equal access to information for all students. However, accessibility is also the law! The US Department of Education, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 all regulate how institutions with federal and state funding must ensure access to resources for individuals with disabilities.
As online resources become increasingly essential to the educational experience, it is critical that everyone, regardless of disability, is able to access online and digitial content.
This guide will help faculty and staff ensure their online and presented content is accessible. This guide will also provide more information about helpful tools available at Triton College.
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