The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. On this website, we have attempted to meet or exceed the requirements of the Section 508 of the U.S. federal government’s Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) and to follow accessibility recommendations as outlined by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
Section 508 is a federal law that requires federal government agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at www.section508.gov.
W3C stands for the World Wide Web Consortium. W3C is an international community dedicated to producing web protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the web. An important part of its mission is to foster accessibility to those with disabilities. Its Web Accessibility Inititative guidelines are considered the international standard for web accessibility. The guidelines are available at www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php.
Design and Content Principles
- Contrast levels meet W3C guidelines
- Content is concise and clearly written
- Allows users to choose between “Static” and “Interactive” homepage version
- Provides alternate text for all non-text elements on the page, including photos and other graphics
- Allows visitors using screen readers to skip to navigation or repetitive elements
- CSS styles conform to W3C
- Optimized to perform well with the industry’s most popular screen readers
- All information conveyed with color is also available without color (from context or markup)
- Online forms allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements and functionality required for completion and submisison of the form, including all directions and cues
This site has been tested for accessibility using the web-based tool wave.webaim.org.
Your Computer’s Accessibility Options
You may customize many built-in accessibility features on your Windows PC or Mac. Visit the links below for details.
- Microsoft Accessibility: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/chartwindows.aspx
- Mac OSX: http://www.apple.com/accessibility/macosx/vision.html
Please contact us if you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of any content on this website. If applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered.
Washington University School of Medicine
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8042
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 747-0104
Fax: (314) 747-0105
Last Updated: 5.21.13