Washington State University websites must be accessible to everyone who attends, works at, and enjoys the University.
New policy and procedures govern web accessibility
WSU recently updated its web accessibility policy, Executive Policy #7 (EP7), and added web accessibility procedures. The new policy and procedures strengthen the University’s ability to make its websites accessible to a diverse community. They set standards for WSU electronic and information technology (EIT) that are consistent with state and federal accessibility guidelines, regulations, and laws.
WSU employees must uphold accessibility standards
It is your responsibility to ensure that content that you create or update for WSU is accessible and complies with the revised policy and guidelines.
Starting in January 2018, WSU will offer web accessibility training online. Registration information will be announced after the first of the year.
Training is mandatory
If you are a web developer, content publisher, editor, domain owner, or have any other role in updating WSU web content, the University requires you to participate in training annually. You must complete training before publishing WSU web content.
Please share this information
If you are not directly involved in your department’s web content development, please forward this message to the appropriate staff.
The WSU Web Communications staff offers services to help you make your websites accessible. In addition to online training, you can take advantage of monthly workshops, online resources, and in-person support.
Strong working knowledge of accessibility issues and requirements is essential for web communicators. These free monthly workshops keep your knowledge up to date.
JANUARY 2018 WORKSHOP
Writing for the web and making content accessible
Thursday, Jan. 4,
Spark Academic Innovation Hub 212 (Pullman)
Live-streamed online (all campuses) This workshop introduces best practices for writing accessible web content. Whether you are a full-time web writer or you occasionally update content on your department’s website, you will learn how to create content that is accessible, organized, and succinct.
WSU web accessibility website
Bookmark this site! The web accessibility site provides resources for content creators, as well as scheduling and registration information for training sessions and workshops.
Web open lab
Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
ITB 2025, Pullman campus
Drop in to exchange ideas and get answers to your questions. Web Communications staff lead these weekly sessions. All are welcome to attend.
Online communication platform
Connect with more than 150 members of the WSU web community on the Slack communication channel. Join conversations, ask questions, and share solutions to accessibility challenges.