Accessibility

Accessibility - in the context of content presentation on the Web - refers to the ability of an individual to utilize online content even when functioning under limited conditions (e.g., use of a screen reader to aid an individual with limited or no sight). The aim of making a Web site accessible is to enable more users to access the Web site effectively in more situations.

Georgia Tech has undertaken a systematic approach to revamping its Web presence to ensure that it complies with and exceeds the parameters set forth in recent federal accessibility legislation.

This overview seeks to provide a summary of the pertinent legislation, what that means in terms of Web site components that need revision, and how an Institute Web author/developer might go about making his or her site(s) compliant.