I am trying to work on some oversight for web accessbility and in particular how to be sure people are in compliance. I know Univ of Texas had a great model but they use a central piece of software that was quite pricy to monitor and I am not able to purchase. So I want to make a low cost sustainable way to be sure our sites are compliant.
One method I was thinking of was make top level sites complete their own review and sign off they are compliant and create a report on a lets say a twice a year cycle.
Let me know your thoughts or experience and how you oversee this?
Matt, thank you for your post. I'm also wondering if anyone has been informed about a new policy issued by the Department of Education/ Department of Justice about use of video, electronic book readers, and online classroom management forums. In talking with our Disability Services Director, schools are still trying to discern what this means. She is suggesting that all academic and promotional/ marketing videos on the Universities' official YouTube channel need to be closed captioned to be in compliance, and was referred to the FAQ document, specifically questions 5,6 and 7. Anyone else working with this?
Here are important links:
Here is the link to the Frequently Asked Questions (for how this affects online videos, etc., I was referred to 5,6, 7)
Here is the link to the original Dear Colleague Letter which came out last summer: