Website and Digital

Last modified 3/15/2024

In today's digital age, accessibility has become an essential consideration for creating inclusive and user-friendly experiences on the web. Accessibility refers to designing and developing digital content and platforms that can be accessed and used by all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. It ensures that everyone has equal access to information, services, and functionalities online.

We strive to provide an inclusive online environment developed and designed to be used by anyone regardless of ability or disability by ensuring Illinois State University websites, applications, and digital documents support a functional, accessible, and interactive experience.

Applications and text editors have features available to design and create accessible documents, web pages, and media. Learn how to use common campus resources to create more inclusive digital materials. Anyone who creates content for online use is responsible for making sure that content is accessible. For a quick reference, visit our Accessible Course Content Checklist and Accessible Web Content.

Find Accessibility Help Articles and Tutorials

Overview of Accessibility Best Practices

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Illinois State follows the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act Standards as published at (  Illinois' IITAA accessibility standards exactly match the United States' Section 508 Standards and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AAThese guidelines provide standard practices for designers, developers, and content authors to create content for a diverse range of abilities. Though website accessibility is necessary for some people to access and use digital content - it benefits all users.
In October 2023, the W3C released 
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2.

Web Accessibility Resources