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Additional Resources

If you are a student who needs an academic accommodation or a faculty or staff member who needs an accommodation, see the information in the box to the right.

Technology tools at KU

Check out Technology for Teaching and Learning for specific help on the various tools used at KU. Many of these tools contain specific tips for using them in a way that is accessible to people with disabilities.


The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) provide the W3C recommendations for making online content available to users with disabilities. It also provides links within the document that further describe each guideline and technical tips for implementing that guideline with various technologies. The State of Kansas requires web content to follow these accessibility guidelines according to the Information Technology Policy 1210 Revision 2, State of Kansas Web Accessibility Requirements. WebAim provides this condensed WCAG 2.0 checklist.

Testing Resources

The State of Kansas provides for all campus users a testing tool to use at no charge called Accessibility Management Platform (AMP). Create an account and learn more about AMP to use this tool to test your own web pages for accessibility.

Another helpful, easy to use tool is provided by WebAIM, called WAVE.  Get Wave information or, if you need to test a website that requires a login, download the Wave toolbar chrome plug-in.

Other training sources

The Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology provides a fantastic and comprehensive resource page for many of the same topics we have covered here.

These Cheat Sheets from the National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) are easily digestible and cover various topics such as Word products and creating accessible online content.

The Office of the Governor of Texas has created a series of short training videos for making Microsoft documents accessible to people with disabilities. The entire list of trainings can be found here. Some good topics include making email accessible with Outlook, requirements for accessible Word documents, and creating an accessible presentation.



Academic, Employment and Public Accommodations

The University of Kansas is committed to providing an open and accessible academic and work environment. For information on accommodations, please contact the departments below:

Academic Accommodation
Academic Achievement and Access Center facilitates appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to provide each qualified student with a disability equitable access to educational, social and career opportunities at KU. Learn more...

Employment and General Accommodation
The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access works to enhance and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas. Learn more...

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