Web Accessibility Status of Leading Universities in USA
Dr. Sun Hong Hwang, Ed.D; Dr. Holim Song, Ed.D.

Web accessibility has been prominent issues in public websites that need to legally abide by Section 508 guidelines of the Rehabilitation Act. A study from WebAIM (2018) indicated that only 3% of university websites in USA comply with the current web accessibility content guidelines. A dataset consisted of 95 universities in the US and Canada. Only two universities are from Canada and the rest of them are from U.S.A. 69 universities are public and 26 institutions are private. The study found the need for more advocacy and education about the barriers to website accessibility and ways to make websites more accessible as an issue of social justice. In addition to promoting social justice, website accessibility also conforms to national laws. Accessibility can also help social work programs and human service agencies reach more diverse students by assuring that information about their programs is available to all.

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