main content

Web Accessibility

Web Accessible Code

What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility means access to the Web by everyone, regardless of disability.

Web accessibility includes:

  • Web sites and applications that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with;
  • Web browsers and media players that can be used effectively by people with disabilities, and that work well with assistive technologies that some people with disabilities use to access the Web
  • Web authoring tool, and evolving Web technologies that support production of accessible Web content and Web sites, and that can be used effectively by people with disabilities.


Web accessibility at Duke

Duke is committed to providing access to information technology resources for people with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008.

Reference materials or tools for Creating Accessible Web Sites:


If you would like our office to run some tests on your existing website please email SortSite software and JAWS (screen reader) are among some of the tests run.