WAC Approved Icon
The WAC Approved icon can be displayed on pages reviewed by the WAC or those pages that meet or exceed the OSU Minimum Web Accessibility Standards.
The WAC bases it's analysis of accessibility on the OSU Minimum Web Accessibility Standards. Web designers may also request that pages be reviewed based on either Section 508 or the guidelines established by the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (currently Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0).
There are currently 19 checkpoints in the OSU Minimum Web Accessibility Standards:
The WAC also analyzes web pages for compatibility with various browsers. Analysis is based on documentation from browser vendors when available. The WAC automatically checks sites for compatibility with HTML 4.01 Transitional, unless your DOCTYPE identifies an alternate grammar.
Getting Your Site WAC Approved.
The OSU Web Accessibility Center (WAC) analyzes web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities. The WAC offers this as a free service to OSU faculty and staff in order to further its mission to expand opportunities for people with disabilities through the innovative uses of computer technology. The WAC's goal is to ensure that all distance education and online courses at OSU are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.
To have your web site analyzed, e-mail the URL of the homepage of the site that you want the WAC staff to examine to email@example.com. The WAC will report any accessibility and/or browser compatibility errors found on the page.
Once your site receives WAC approval, you are entitled to display the WAC Approved icon on your site. For more information on how to display the icon, review the guidelines for displaying the WAC Approved icon.
OSU Web Accessibility Center (WAC)
1760 Neil Ave 150 Pomerene Hall Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: (614) 292-1760 Fax: (614) 292-4190 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or problems with this site, including incompatibility with assistive technology, email the WAC Webmaster.