Illinois State University's mission is to provide all users, including those with disabilities, a functional, accessible, interactive Web experience. The Federal government has issued Website accessibility requirements (SEC. 508, Standard 1194.22) in order to give those with disabilities equal access to the public Web presence.
All University Websites should include a link to Illinois State’s Web Accessibility Statements on the site’s home page.
If staff or faculty members need help following any of the instructions in this checklist or understanding the Section 508 requirements, contact Student Access and Accommodation Services at (309) 438-5853 (Voice) or (309) 438-8620 (TTY/TDD) and/or the Office of Academic Technologies at (309) 438-7018.
If staff or faculty members have questions about what types of technology must be made accessible to disabled individuals and the resources that can help, contact Student Access and Accommodation Services at (309) 438-5853 (Voice) or (309) 438-8620 (TTY/TDD).
If staff or faculty members have Web accessibility policy questions, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator in the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action at (309) 438-3383 (Voice).
(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via ALT attributes or in element content).
(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup.
(d)Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.
(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps, except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables.
(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.
(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.
(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a Website comply with the provisions of this Standard, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes.
(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology.
(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed online, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.
These instructions may require assistance to complete. If you need help with these requirements, please contact Student Access and Accommodation Services at (309) 438-5853 (Voice) or (309) 438-8620 (TTY/TDD) and/or the Campus Technology Support Group at (309) 438-7018.
For University Websites whose primary audience is a class of on-campus students, instructors should meet these last three (3) requirements on an as needed basis, yet still in a timely manner so the student will not have to wait for the material.
(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.
(m) When a Web page requires that an applet, plug-in, or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with Standard 1194.21 (a) through (l)
(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required.
Last Review: January 2011