Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is the practice of applying design principles to make web sites, web applications and web content accessible to persons with disabilities who may be using assistive technologies to access the site.

It is the policy of the CSU system to make information technology resources, including web sites, web applications and web content, accessible to all CSU students, staff, faculty and the general public regardless of disability.

SSU web sites must conform to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The University has appointed a steering committee to develop plans for ensuring the University meets the requirements of the CSU Accessible Technology Initiative. See SSU's Accessibility site for more information.

Is Your Web Site Accessible?

The Web Office can evaluate department sites for accessibility compliance.

Automated Scan with Siteimprove
Siteimprove is an application that can crawl a website, checking for potential accessibility and quality issues.  
Manual Evaluation
Some accessibility requirements require a human to validate.  The Web Office can use the manual evaluation process developed by the CSU ATI Web group to identify accessibility problems and possible solutions.

Email web.support@sonoma.edu to request an evaluation.