Web Accessibility

Universal Access

Web accessibility is the practice of making websites usable for people of all abilities.

“The power of the web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”

-Tim Berners-Lee

Teaching and Outreach demonstrates the benefits of assistive technologies and the results of AT research. For years, people with disabilities have used assistive technologies to maintain, enable, or increase their opportunities for learning, teaching, working, and recreation. This experience holds true when accessing the Web. For people without disabilities, assistive technologies make things easier. For individuals with disabilities, using assistive technologies make things possible! The AT Lab offers several services to enhance accessibility at Virginia Tech.

  • Group and individual presentations on modern Web Accessibility Standards.  Presentations provide a layout of current work in regards to WCAG, ARIA, and Section 508.
  • Professional accessibility website evaluations provided using HiSoftware.  Provides website quality, accessibility evaluation, link validator, and captioning tool sets.

For more information on web accessibility, please send an e-mail to assist@vt.edu.