Accessibility Policy Statement for The University of Texas at El Paso
As authorized by Chapter 2054, Subchapter M of the Texas Government Code, the Texas Department of Information Resources (“DIR”) has adopted rules (the “DIR Accessibility Rules”) governing how Texas institutions of higher education are to develop, procure, maintain, and use “electronic and information resources” (or “EIRs”) so that the EIRs may be accessed by individuals with disabilities. Such DIR Accessibility Rules are set forth in Title 1, Chapter 206, Rule §206.70 of the Texas Administrative Code and in Title 1, Chapter 213 of the Texas Administrative Code.
UT System Administration and all UT institutions must comply with the DIR Accessibility Rules when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using EIRs. When procuring EIRs, UT System Administration and all UT institutions will comply with this policy and with the procedures set forth in OGC Bulletin 2006-1, “Access by Persons with Disabilities to Electronic and Information Resources Procured by The University of Texas System Administration and The University of Texas System Institutions.” When developing EIRs, UT System Administration and all UT institutions will comply with this policy and with the procedures set forth in OGC Bulletin 2009-1, “Access by Persons with Disabilities to Electronic and Information Resources Developed by The University of Texas System Administration and The University of Texas System Institutions.”
View the UTEP Accessibility Policy
View the UT System Web Accessibility Standards of Operation
View How to make Accessible Web Pages and Web Sites
- Branded UTEP Banner - UTEP Graphic Identity Guide
- Standard UTEP Footer - UTEP Graphic Identity Guide
- Approved UTEP Logos and Images - UTEP Graphic Identity Guide
- Accessibility - How to make Accessible Web Pages and Web Sites
- Privacy and Copyright - Enterprise Computing (Information Technology)
- Security - Information Security
State Websites & Checklists
- Visit the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities
- Visit the Statewide Accessibility for Electronic and Information Resources Page–The gateway for the State of Texas DIR
- Visit the Texas Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) Accessibility Coordinator Briefing–Resources–Many resources including Accessibility & Contracts / Procurement
- View an introductory presentation about Electronic Information Resources and the process
forprocurement. ( html)
- View point-by-point
comparisionsbetween Federal 508 and Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Laws
- Web Pages and Web Applications - Comparison between US 508 and TAC Laws with regard to web pages and web applications
- Software Applications and Operating Systems - Comparison between US 508 and TAC Laws with regard to web pages and web applications
- Web Accessibility Check List by WebAim - A more
self explanatoryversion of the the TACto be used as a pre and post-development check list.
- DNN (Dot Net Nuke) Accessibility for webmasters - Contact Cindy Castro at email@example.com or call (915) 747-7947 to sign up for classes and
- Knowability's Accessibility Training - Accessibility Consulting, Training and Advocacy to Support the Independence of People with Disabilities
- Free Federal Government Online Training - The 508 Universe serves as a central hub for GSA's section 508 training and information resources. In
ityou can access each of the topic- specificcourses that address 508 implementationas well as explore Web links and a glossary of 508-related terms.
- Introduction to Web Accessibility - Comprehensive WebAim article on Web Accessibility
- Web Accessibility for Section 508 by Jim Thatcher - Online web course
- Web Accessibility Checklist developed by WebAim - Checklist and helpful guidelines for Web accessibility
- WebAim Online Tutorials on Accessibility - HTML, rich media, the user's perspective, evaluation, testing, tools, and more
- CSS Training - Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are useful in order to maintain 508 and HTML/XHTML Compliance.
- Microsoft Accessibility - Accessibility product information, tutorials and
traningfor Microsoft accessibility features and business resources for integrating accessibility.
- HTML / XHTML Training - Sign up for IT4000 or IT4001 for either an introduction to HTML/XHTML or Intermediate HTML/XHTML, respectively. You can sign up for these through TXClass UT El Paso, or you can contact Sonya Villa-Saenz at 915-747-7803
- Contact the Department of Web Content - Set up an accessibility session based on your needs
- Contact the UTEP Accessibility Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tools & Tips
- Quick Reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Requirements - (success criteria) and techniques
- HTML Validator - Make sure your HTML is valid and will not trip up assistive technologies
- CSS Validator - Make sure your CSS is valid and will work with all supported UTEP browsers
- Color / Contrast Analyzer - Make sure that your color scheme will not cause readability issues
- Total Validator - Total Validator is a free one-stop, all-in-one validator with the ability to check HTML validity, accessibility, spelling, and broken links. Download the desktop tool, as the web version has a limit of 15 pages per day.
- UTEP Web Accessibility Checklist
- BrowseAloud - Free software that reads websites aloud and highlights the words as it reads them.
- Flash Accessibility
- Making written files on the web accessible
Reference Books for Web Design, Best Practices
- Web Style Guide Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, Second Edition - by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton. Available from Amazon.com and in electronic format at various places on the internet (Google for it).
Research BasedWeb Design & Usability Guidelines Version #2 - This comprehensive book is backed by the Federal Government, extensive user testing, research and can be downloaded or read chapter-by-chapter.
- Don't Make Me Think; A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition - Available on Amazon.com
- The Essential Guide to User Interface Design - An introduction to GUI design principles and
techniques ;available on Amazon.com