Our websites are critical tools for communications, marketing, and branding. Website accessibility is the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent equitable access. Website accessibility is the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent people of diverse abilities from access. Through the websites migration and redesign project, EKU is working to make all of our sites strategic, accurate, useful, and accessible.
Web Accessibility Is Required
Eastern Kentucky University is committed to fostering robust communities and a culture of trust and belonging. Making our websites accessible benefits all visitors, as well as our faculty, staff, and students. As such, all sites must be accessible.
Administrative Regulation 1.3.5ADR outlines EKU’s commitment to accessibility and guidelines to remediate content not in compliance with the accessibility standards and guidelines. This is a practice that best serves our visitors and may be required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
EKU follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA, a set of standards published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). These standards align with the accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) as defined by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.