Accessibility Overview and Resources

East Carolina University is committed to providing technology and resources, such as applications, computer labs, learning platforms, web pages and multimedia content that comply with accessibility standards so all users can fully participate in our mission of learning, service and research. By establishing an accessibility and compliance program and staying current with trends in technology and web development, ECU is addressing the needs to ensure access for all.

We have formalized this commitment with the Information Technology Accessibility Regulation approved September 2017. Disability Support Services, ITCS and the IT Accessibility Workgroup work in partnership to research standard practices and compliance resources. The charge of this committee is to provide governance on information technology accessibility and to establish and review annual goals that promote equitable access to technology and information for faculty, staff and students.

For guidelines and support to help you create accessible content based on Web Content Accessible Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 – Level AA standards, the following services and resources are available.

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ITCS Accessibility Services

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ITCS Accessibility Services

General IT accessibility consultation

Contact the IT accessibility consultant for general accessibility information like creating accessible Word documents.

Materials and course content review

An IT accessibility consultant can review your Canvas course, department documents and other materials for accessibility. The review uses the Accessible Content Checklist to ensure your content is accessible for those using a screen reader, keyboard-only access, voice input and enlargement software.

Request an IT accessibility consultation to request a materials review.

Software consultation

We provide consultation services to review new and in-use software. We review application(s) based on WCAG 2.0 – Level AA standards. The review process identifies accessibility issues and checks for compatibility issues with keyboard-only access, voice input, screen reader and enlargement software.

Request a Software Accessibility Review.

Website review

We can help identify broken links, misspellings and accessibility issues on university websites using Siteimprove.

Submit the Siteimprove report form to request a scheduled report for your website.

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ECU is committed to providing accessible technology and educational resources. Request an IT Accessibility Consultation to learn how to develop accessible content, including: instructional materials, Microsoft Office files, web pages, and announcements.
Learn more about IT accessibility and how to apply the standards through these training courses.
Siteimprove assists in maintaining the high quality and accessibility of ECU's website. Complete this request to receive Siteimprove reports for your website or to request help in making the most of Siteimprove's features.