Web accessibility standards
In its broadest definition, "Web accessibility" is an approach to Web design that aims to include the widest number of people and user agents as possible. Commonly, when people speak of Web accessibility they are referring to access for disabled user groups.
Policy and legislation
The university has a legal obligation under the state of Arkansas Act 1227 of 1999 to develop and maintain accessible Web pages. University Web sites also are required to comply with the accessibility standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These standards are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Some Web sites owned by groups that receive federal funding also must abide by Section 508 laws.