Accessibility Isn't Just the Law, It's the Right Thing To Do

San Jose State has a legal, and moral, obligation to be sure that our websites, instructional materials, and digital tools are usable by everyone. But what does "accessibility" mean and how do we make sure that what we create actually is accessible?

In a nutshell, it's about making sure that the resources you create for your audience are usable by anyone.

Accessibility Starts With Empathy

If you've never experienced what it's like to use a website that wasn't made with you in mind, it can help to understand what that might be like.

Here in this video, a few students share their experiences of using websites that aren't accessible (video transcript).

Getting To Work

In addition to the materials available on this website, the Center for Faculty Development and IT Services both provide assistance and training to help the campus community.

  • If you're creating material for a class, be sure to review Instructional Material guidelines.
  • Do you edit your department or college website? Make sure you read up on Web Accessibility best practices.
  • Before you can purchase software, you have to check with Purchasing to make sure it follows the rules.