All websites within the Cal State LA web environment must be accessible. This includes sites hosted on the University's Drupal web platform (www.calstatela.edu), on the University's web server (web.calstatela.edu), or by a third-party. Regardless of where a site is hosted, the accessibility of the content within that site is the responsibility of the site owner and administrator.
The Drupal web platform includes a variety of accessibility features to make it easier to create accessible websites. However, the content that web authors add to a site might not be accessible. This includes images, links, tables, forms, etc. While creating or editing web content, follow the accessibility guidelines and best practices included on the Web Accessibility Guidelines page. Before publishing a page, validate the accessibility of the content using the automated and manual testing tools included on the Web Accessibility Testing page to ensure no accessibility issues were introduced.
For websites that are hosted on the University's web server or by a third-party, it is critical to integrate accessibility throughout the design, content creation, and development phases of each web-based project's lifecycle, as well as to consider accessibility when maintaining or updating websites. Make sure to follow the accessibility guidelines and best practices included on the Web Accessibility Guidelines page and validate the accessibility of site content using the tools included on the Web Accessibility Testing page.
Below are additional resources to help you create accessible web content.
- Introduction to Web Accessibility (WAI)
- Web Accessibility Tutorials (WAI)
- Tips on Writing for Web Accessibility (WAI)
- Tips on Designing for Web Accessibility (WAI)
- Tips on Developing for Web Accessibility (WAI)
- Web Accessibility for Designers (WebAIM)
- HTML Accessibility (WebAIM)
- Accessibility Training Courses (Cryptzone) - You need to register for a Cryptzone account to access the video training portal.