Web Access for Individuals with Disabilities - UW Oshkosh Plan
President Katharine Lyall has asked all UW institutions to:
- Subscribe minimally to the Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines,
Priority 1 Standards.
- Incorporate into their IT Plan a blueprint or explanation
of how they intend to assure that their web materials are accessible to all
UW Oshkosh will be developing its 2001-2003 IT Plan this spring;
it is due to System in June 2001.
Meeting President Lyall's directive will be a substantial effort.
There are more than 16,000 web pages in the uwosh.edu domain, and probably hundreds
if not thousands more on departmental web servers. To review and fix these pages
must be a University-wide project.
Basically, compliance with Priority 1 Standards is achieved by
providing alternative representations of non-textual content and avoiding frames.
Many of our current pages are already in compliance. Of those that are not,
probably 90% can be brought to compliance with the addition of alt. tags to
their images. To fix a page could take from an hour to several days, depending
on the complexity of the page.
UW Oshkosh will meet President Lyall's directive as follows:
- The Information Technology (IT) Division will make the top
level University pages, and those pages that IT staff have created for other
units, conform to the Priority 1 standards.
- All other units are responsible for reviewing their web pages
and making those changes necessary to bring their pages into compliance with
the Priority 1 Standards.
- IT will provide the following assistance to the campus:
- Provide the Priority 1 Standards to all units.
- Offer training workshops (during spring 2001).
- Make available electronic tools that will assist in this effort.
- The UW Oshkosh "Web Policy" will be revised to include reference
to compliance with the Priority 1 Standards as a minimum requirement for new
pages. This will require concurrence by the governance groups.
- The target for campus completion of the web page review and
revisions (so that all pages are compliant) is June 2002.
- Prior to this date, departments and units will be required
to submit preliminary reports on the status of work on their web pages. These
preliminary reports are due September 1, 2001 and January 1, 2002, and should
be sent to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology.
- Main Page
- UW Oshkosh Plan
- Quickstart Page
- Priority One Tutorial
- Building Good Alt Tags
- Converting a Page
from Frames - Training
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