Web accessibility is definitely a very HOT topic right now, not only on the A&M-Commerce campus, but for educational institutions nationwide.
For faculty members, instructional designers and other support staff who are not aware of the federal requirements for web accessibility, the Texas Government Code 2054, Subchapter M, 2005, requires that all state agencies, including universities and institutions of higher education, provide state employees, and members of the public access to, and use of, electronic information resources.
State web accessibility standards, outlined in Texas Administrative Code Chapter 206, are in alignment with Federal regulations as outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998. Thus, all content delivered through our websites or online courses is required by law to be accessible.
If you’re not sure if your online course content meets the requirements, please contact the Faculty Center for teaching with Technology to schedule a review of your course.
For more information, please review our 2014 Universal Accessibility Initiative which outlines our multi-faceted approach to ensuring universal accessibility for ALL online courses.