The HOPE Directory is committed to making its websites and web applications accessible to all users. The following links provide information about web accessibility requirements designed to improve accessibility for users with disabilities. The requirements are based on federal and state guidelines, policies and coding standards for creating accessible websites.
These standards are based on the Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Chapter 213, Subchapter C, “, Accessibility Standards for Institutions of Higher Education,” the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, and the UNTHSC Web Policy.
Effective September 1, 2006, unless an exception is approved by the president or chancellor of an institution of higher education or an exemption has been made for specific technologies pursuant to §213.37 of this chapter, all EIR developed, procured or changed by an institution of higher education shall comply with the standards described in this subchapter. Each institution of higher education shall include in its accessibility policy the following standards/specifications:
- Product support documentation provided to end-users shall be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge.
- End-users shall have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge.
- Support services for products shall accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.
Site validation should follow W3C standards using tools such as Tidy HTML, Dreamweaver or similar code validation strategies.
Where To Address Web Accessibility Concerns or Questions
Existing web site compliance problems can be addressed to the Web Services Librarian for the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library using the following contact options:
Please send your name, contact information, the nature of the accessibility problem, and the web site address or specific web page that contains your accessibility issues.