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Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is the inclusive practice of reducing barriers on websites so people with disabilities can equitably use the web and web-based resources. Websites and web applications should be designed and developed to provide access to the widest population available, including individuals with disabilities.

Web Accessibility Standards

The CCC System is required to follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standard. The current version of WCAG is 2.2 and while not required, the Accessibility Center recommends coding to the WCAG 2.2 AA standards for enhanced accessibility.

Evaluating Web Accessibility

Accessibility evaluations help verify the accessibility of websites and web applications against the WCAG standard. Accessibility evaluations consist of two types - automated evaluation and manual (human) evaluation. The combination of both evaluation methods supported by accessibility tools will provide the most comprehensive picture of a website’s accessibility. Learn more about web accessibility evaluations.

Pope Tech Website Scanning Tool

The Pope Tech website scanning tool is an enterprise accessibility scanning and evaluation tool designed to crawl an institution's public-facing website and identify potential accessibility errors. It has several helpful features that include assisting with manual testing, website reporting and website scheduling. Learn more about the Pope Tech Website Scanning Tool.

Building Accessible Websites

Creating accessible web pages and web-based applications is most effective when it is addressed early in the design and planning stages. Whether it is building wireframe examples for web pages, publishing videos, or authoring electronic documents, incorporating accessibility principles and techniques during the creation period can ensure the final product is usable to a wider audience. Visit our web developer tutorial videos to learn more.

Support from the Accessibility Center

The CCC Accessibility Center supports the system by providing guidance, tools and support on web accessibility. If you need assistance, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.