University of Houston-Clear Lake is committed to ensuring its digital content complies with current federal and state accessibility requirements and with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Compliance requires that a person with a disability be able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability, and be able to do so in an equally effective manner with substantially equivalent ease of use. Information and services must be made available at the same time to a person with a disability as to a person without a disability. Beyond that, UHCL strives to support sustainable, user-friendly, device-independent displays to ensure all audiences can access information without the need for adaptation or specialized design.
UHCL Web Accessibility Standard
To ensure accessibility, university web content must follow criteria outlined in the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG ) 2.0, Level AA.
Responsibilities and Resources
Web content managers and content contributors are responsible for ensuring web content meets the university’s web accessibility standard. Web content managers will serve as the accessibility lead for their college/department web content, working with content contributors and subject matter experts to verify their area’s content is compliant.
The following resources are available to assist the UHCL community in understanding how to create accessible content:
- Web Accessibility Training
- Web Accessibility Best Practices and Checklist
- OmniUpdate CMS Built-in Accessibility Check
- SiteImprove Accessibility Reports
Additionally, web accessibility support is provided via University Communications in coordination with Disability Services.
Complaints and comments regarding web accessibility should be sent to:
Content will be reviewed for accessibility by the University Communications on a biweekly basis via an external tool called SiteImprove. In cases where content is determined to be inaccessible, the University Communications will follow the university's established web governance processes to address the issue.