What is web accessibility?

Web accessibility means that all content on your website should be consumable by every visitor, regardless of ability. Many website visitors use assistive technologies like screenreaders, magnifiers, and Braille terminals to browse web content. Web accessibility is governed by a set of guidelines called WCAG 2.0 and Section 508. At Georgetown, all websites should be accessible. At Georgetown, all websites should be AA-compliant.

How can I make my website accessible?

It depends! Which theme are you using?

UIS theme Non-UIS theme

Not sure if your website is using a UIS theme? If your website looks like one of these examples, you're most likely using a UIS theme!

  1. WordPress theme examples: wgsp.georgetown.edu or healthinformatics.georgetown.edu
  2. Whitehaven theme examples: english.georgetown.edu or mccourt.georgetown.edu
  3. Legacy theme examples: mathstat.georgetown.edu or gumc.georgetown.edu

Where can I learn more about web accessibility?