Share Paper: The Status of Web Accessibility of Canadian Universities and Colleges: A Follow-up Study 10 Years Later

  1. Nick Zap, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  2. Craig Montgomerie, University of Alberta, Canada
Thursday, June 27 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Esquimalt

Abstract: The accessibility to education for all individuals regardless of disability is a basic human right. Although various laws and policies in Canada recognize the rights for equal benefit and protection from discrimination for people with disabilities, these rights are not being recognized in university and college websites. This follow-up study in 2012 is based on two earlier studies in 2001 and 2002 that evaluate the web accessibility of all Canadian postsecondary institutions top-level front entry pages. This study surveyed 383 postsecondary institutions in Canada to evaluate their level of Web accessibility based on the WCAG 1.0 guidelines. It was found ...