With the world wide web’s growth into a primary source of information for so many, SUNY Sullivan acknowledges the need for all individuals to have equal access to all web content disseminated or overseen by the college. With the college’s role in web development, this policy of web accessibility will serve to establish minimum standards.
SUNY Sullivan supports the Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as the standard for World Wide Web accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. W3C is composed of over 400 member organizations world-wide (public and private) developing common protocols to promote the evolution of the World Wide Web and ensure its inter-operability. As part of its work, the W3C has developed accessibility guidelines for the World Wide Web. The standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) are consistent with the W3C Guidelines and provide achievable, well documented guidelines for implementation.