Web Accessibility

Accessibility Guidelines

Rice University is committed to providing an online environment that is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities.

Accessibility Guidelines

Rice University has adopted the Worldwide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0, Level AA Conformance (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) as its goal for accessible Rice Websites. The guidelines and success criteria of WCAG 2.0 Level AA are organized around the following four principles which lay the foundation for users with disabilities to access and use web content. For a Rice Website to be accessible under these principles, its content must be:

  • Perceivable (Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.)
  • Operable (User interface components and navigation must be operable.)
  • Understandable (Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.)
  • Robust (Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.)

Implementing WCAG 2.0 Level AA

At minimum, new sites or web sites that have undergone substansive change will comply with WCAG 2.0 Level AA. The following resources will assist you in implementing WCAG 2.0 Level AA:

Web Accessibility: Tools, Guides and Videos