RIT strives to achieve WCAG level AA compliance throughout the university’s official web presence. According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 defines how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities.
These webpages will help developers follow these accessibility guidelines. WCAG 2.1 is broken down into 4 principles.
Principle 1 - Perceivable
Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
This principle is broken into 4 guidelines:
Guideline 1.1 – Text Alternatives
Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language.
Guideline 1.2 – Time-based Media
Provide alternatives for time-based media.
Guideline 1.3 – Adaptable
Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example, simpler layout) without losing information or structure.
Guideline 1.4 – Distinguishable
Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background.