Section 508 / Web Accessibility
Web Accessibility, Usability, and Standards
Western Kentucky University (WKU) rules mandate that all webpages intended for students, have to exceed accessibility and usability standards that have been set forth by both the state and federal government(s). To that end, the Web Accessibility Project provides resources, guidelines, and information to help campus webmasters, developers, and designers with issues of best practices and compliance.
More than just a clearinghouse, the Web Accessibility Project is a hub for the web community to collaborate with and educate each other on issues regarding accessibility and usability. This fulfills the second aspect of University rules, whereby web authors are encouraged "to exceed minimum standards to enhance accessibility and usability for the entire University community."