Web Accessibility Overview

This design system aims to support Western's efforts in diversity and inclusion by ensuring web content is accessible for all users.

Western's digital content creators can support this mission by using components built into Western's themes, being aware of evolving web accessibility guidelines and requirements, and adopting accessibility as an integral step of content development.

Every design decision has the potential to include or exclude people.

Alistair Duggin
Accessibility Engineer for Apple

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Western Basic Accessibility Training

Required training, ideal for content creators and editors. Covers basic accessibility practices in web, documents, and media.

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Western Advanced Accessibility Training

Ideal for web developers, covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ARIA.

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Explore the Accessibility Guide

Wondering what goes into an accessible form, or how to create accessible content as a creator? Get your questions answered with examples and resources for everything web.


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Need accessibility help?

Contact Carly Gerard (gerardc@wwu.edu) or David Engebretson (engebrd2@wwu.edu).

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