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Online Accessibility Rubric - Welcome and Navigating the Wikispace

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Thank you for visiting the Accessibility Rubric wikispace, and for investing in making your online information resources accessible to a universal audience.

This resource is a collaborative effort created and maintained by Tammy Stitz, Engineering Librarian at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, and Shelley Blundell, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Communication at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. For information on the authors of this wikispace and the project surrounding its creation, please visit About the Authors.

Navigating the Wikispace

The primary item around which this wikispace is organized is the comprehensive accessibility standards/guidelines rubric (hereinafter referred to as the rubric) – this link provides access to the table format of the rubric, and this link provides access to the rubric in list view.

The rubric is a compilation of standards and guidelines from numerous organization’s resources that provide best practice guidance for making web content accessible to those with disabilities, and that provide suggestions on universal design of online resources to promote ubiquitous access. The standards and guidelines include the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, created by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative; Section 508 and relevant appendices of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, created to promote US Web site accessibility; and Web Design Best Practices.

Other resources are available on this wikispace that help clarify different accessibility / universal design concepts, and provide you with tips or guidance on how you can use this information to improve accessibility on your own sites. These include:

This is a living wikispace so as new and useful information, tips, and resources become available, so shall they be vetted and added by the authors, where appropriate. For questions and comments, please contact the authors at the information provided in the "About the Authors" section.

Thanks again for making accessibility and universal design in online information resources a priority, and for visiting our wikispace!

Yours in access,

Tammy Stitz and Shelley Blundell


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