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Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of removing barriers which prevent access to information and functionalities on websites. An online document or tool is accessible when it can be easily understood and used by everyone, regardless of the browser or adaptive equipment he or she is using. This website provides a central place for web accessibility guidelines, tutorials, and services available to the MSU community.

At MSU, we serve a diverse audience that relies increasingly on the Internet for many aspects of life, including education, employment, commerce, research, health care, and recreation. In today’s society, it is essential that we provide equal access and opportunity to all our users, including those with disabilities. Accessible Design can diminish and even remove barriers to information and interaction critical to success for our faculty, staff, students, and the general public.

In July of 2008, the MSU community was informed that they must move towards compliance with the university's Web Accessibility Policy. MSU employees were asked to update all university Web pages used to conduct university business or academic activities to meet the Web Accessibility Technical Guidelines of the policy outlined in Section I over the past five years.

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MSU has updated its web accessibility Technical Guidelines to WCAG 2.0 AA. MSU departments and employees are asked to update their web pages, online course materials, and e-Texts used to conduct university business or academic activities to a minimum conformance level of AA.

Promote and support Universal Design by using the resources, training, and guidance provided on this website to update university Web content.