UI Earns No. 1 Ranking in University Website Accessibility (IA UCEDD)
January 9, 2017
The University of Iowa ranks first in the nation in an assessment of how accessible its websites are to people with disabilities.
UI topped the list of 140 American universities, according to rankings presented at an Educause conference poster session by Jon Gunderson of the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana.
Gunderson uses a tool called the Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) 2.0 to measure compliance with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, which make sites accessible to people with vision and hearing impairment, learning and speech disabilities, and cognitive and mobility limitations.