All UC Berkeley websites must meet WCAG 2.0 AA technical standards. To learn more about WCAG 2.0 AA compliance please visit the Web accessibility training page on this website. In order to comply WCAG 2.0 level AA standards, campus site owners must:
Choose a platform that is capable of creating accessible content.
- Open Berkeley is a fully-managed website solution that relies on accessible design and development practices, and offers tools for website builders that support creating accessible content.
- For any other platforms (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, Expression Engine, Django, Rails, Gatsby, React, custom-built, etc.), refer to the Code Review sheet and Keyboard sheet to help you evaluate the platform.
- If using managed site-building services or third-party developers, consult with the provider on how they will work with you in a timely manner to address accessibility issues specific to your site. Accessibility should always be included in any contract agreement with third-party developers and agencies. The vendor should have completed the Accessibility Questionnaire as part of the contract.
Use that platform’s tools correctly to create accessible content.
- Review the Checklist page and Concepts section of this website.
- Enroll the site in Siteimprove.
- Take the appropriate role-based training and review the information found on the Web accessibility training page of this website.
Manage the underlying source code to fix discovered issues.
- If your website is built on Open Berkeley, this is included in the service.
- If your website is using another platform/framework or is custom-built, you are responsible for managing and understanding the underlying source code.
Websites on the berkeley.edu domain MAY NOT use third-party accessibility overlays. Some examples include UserWay and accessiBe. Learn why overlays are so challenging by reading Overlaying Overconfidence - My Lived Experience with Overlays.
Websites on the berkeley.edu domain MAY NOT use the following third-party no-code hosting services:
Accurately caption all video content.
- Review the How do I make videos accessible? webpage on this website.
On your website footer, include a link to the Report a Website Access Issue page.
- Refer to the footer of this web page for Accessibility, Nondiscrimination and Privacy links.