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Long Beach City College
Web Standards

Accessibility Policies


Information on LBCC Websites must be made accessible to all members of the campus community including those persons who may have disabilities. In cases where web resources cannot be made accessible, alternative methods for obtaining information (i.e. phone contact, office location, or email address) need to be provided. These guidelines are based on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Access Initiative. These standards are in keeping with the spirit of current legislation such as ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. LBCC Web publishers are responsible for complying with Section 508 and W3C standards.

 
LBCC Accessibility Policy


LBCC adheres to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973-American Disability Act. LBCC also follows the W3C Web Content accessibility guidelines. Refer to LBCC Accessibility page for detailed policies.

 
Federal Government Summary of 508 Requirements
 
W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
 
WEBAIM Section 508


This site describes "why" and "how to" make web pages accessible.
http://webaim.org/

 
Cynthia Says Free online web accessibility checker


Online tool for checking accessibility on your webpage
http://www.cynthiasays.com/

 
A-Prompt


Tool designed to improve the usability of HTML documents.
http://aprompt.snow.utoronto.ca/

 
JAWS Screen Reading software


Software that reads web pages aloud for visually impaired.

 
Accessibility Best Practices
 
How do you start making a site accessible?


We recommend the following methodology to make your site accessible:
 

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Accessibility Guidelines
  2. Develop the LBCC web template or sample page of your site.
  3. Test your template/page. Use an automated tester (such as http://www.cynthiasays.com/ and test with real users if possible.  You can also use the automated test at: http://wave.webaim.org/
 
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