Under federal law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are the applicable mandates for the university's efforts to provide electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities. Also, for some federal grants and contracts, there may be requirements that grantees and contractees comply with Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, codified as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Because of that possibility and because the standards included in Section 508 provide one route to electronic accessibility, the following criteria drawn from that statute are offered as guidelines. Other accessibility models, however, may also be permissible under Section 504 and the ADA .
Methods of compliance with the North Carolina Persons with Disabilities Protection Act are based upon recommendations found within the Final Report of the IRMC Accessibility Work Group and April 12, 2000 minutes.
Specifically, it recommends that WAI Checkpoints
Priority One and Priority Two would appear as best practices within the Technical Architecture1.
See the following web sites for reference:
Unless otherwise noted, all web pages referenced in this document are accessible
Special thanks to Richard Cox, UNCG Library Webmaster, for creating the Accessbility Guidelines.