The University of Arizona Global Campus wants everyone who visits UAGC.edu to feel welcome and have a fulfilling experience.
To help make the UAGC website a positive and resourceful place for everyone, we’ve been following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) provide a framework to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and more user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines include three levels of accessibility (A, AA, and AAA). We’ve selected Level AA as our target for the UAGC website so users are empowered with the accessible tools they need to reach their goals.
What are we doing?
As we designed the website, we worked to implement the following guidelines:
- Offering alternatives for time-based media for video resources.
- Optimizing content so it’s easier to see and hear, including separating the foreground from the background.
- UAGC.edu does not have any audio-only content, so there is no live audio content where we have captions (Guideline 1.2.4).
- Providing alternatives for users to navigate the website, find the content they’re looking for, and determine their viewport on a web page.
- Ensuring text content is readable and understandable
- Having web pages load, appear, and operate in consistent and predictable ways
- Assisting users avoid and correct mistakes
- UAGC.edu does not facilitate financial transactions or legal commitments to users so there are not error prevention functionalities specific to these items (Guideline 3.3.4)
How are we doing?
We hope you’ve enjoyed using the UAGC.edu website. If you’d like to let us know how we’re doing, or if you’ve run into any trouble with any part of the site experience, please let us know by filling out the form below.