Accessible web policies and guidelines on individual UW campuses (April 2001)

This page shows the situation in 2005. It is meant to be an archival page; it has, by intention, not been updated. Click here for the more current (2008) version.


The policies, guidelines and standards pertaining to the design of official web pages vary widely among University of Wisconsin campuses. Roughly, they can be categories as follows:

  1. Stand-alone accessible web design policies explicitly seeking compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the W3C Guidelines or the "Access Board" Standards (Sect. 508).
  2. General web design policies which show some concern for accessible design and recognize (but do not necessarily fully appreciate) the ADA mandate.
  3. Web-related policies which emphasize readability by a broad range of browsers, including text-based Lynx, but do not reflect any cohesive concern for barrier-free accessibility and understanding of ADA.
  4. Web-related policies which call for a few accessible design features (excluding broad-range browser readability) but do not reflect any cohesive concern for barrier-free accessibility and understanding of ADA.
  5. Web-related policies which contribute close to nothing to web-page accessibility.
  6. No web policy found.

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Created by Axel Schmetzke, Library, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Last updated 04/12/08 .
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