Don't panic! We're developing resources and training materials, and you'll have time to bring your sites into compliance. In the meantime, you can find lots of helpful information on the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative site.
- Where can I get information on the Web Accessibility Policy?
- Who should I contact if I have questions on the Web Accessibility Policy?
- Why has the University implemented this policy now?
- If technology cannot be made accessible, does the policy prohibit its use?
- The volume and variety of MSU’s Websites is enormous, and the task of making them accessible can seem daunting. What is the recommended approach to work toward increasingly complete compliance with the policy?
- Is there a legal requirement that University Websites be accessible?
- Why can’t the University offer accommodations on a case by case basis rather than requiring its Websites to be accessible?
- Have there been legal challenges involving Website accessibility at colleges or universities?
- Doesn’t the law allow a university to meet its obligations by providing an alternative accessible way for individuals with disabilities to access its programs or services rather than mandating Website accessibility?
- Is the University subject to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973? Is that the relevant standard a court would use to measure Website accessibility?
Course Content and Individual Faculty Web Pages
- Does the Policy regulate faculty instruction or course content?
- Does the Policy apply to individual faculty Web pages?
- Is a Website promoting a faculty member’s laboratory or research project subject to the Policy?
- What resources and technical support are available to help make my Website accessible?
- Some of the Interim Technical Guidelines appear to be too burdensome. What are my options?
- What if my Website contains content that cannot be made accessible?
- Does the Policy prohibit links to external Web pages which do not meet the standards of the University’s Web Accessibility Policy?
- The Interim Technical Guidelines require the use of “clear and simple language”. Does the Policy regulate faculty instruction, research, creative activity and personal scholarship?
- Is a document created in Word likely to meet the Policy requirements?
- Is a PDF document likely to meet the Policy requirements?
- Does an application run from a Web page have to meet the requirements of the Web Accessibility Policy?
- Does a Web Accessibility Review Form (WARF) have to be filed for every page on my Website?
- If a Web Accessibility Review Form (WARF) is not submitted by the deadline, will my Website be removed from the Internet until the Web pages meet the Policy standards?