Make your website accessible

Iowa State University is committed to providing websites that are accessible to as many people as possible. It's the right thing to do. It allows the university to connect with more people. And it's the law.

Build in access at the start

This site includes tips, tools and resources that will help web developers make Iowa State websites accessible. This includes sites used for:

  • University business (university, department or unit pages)
  • Academic activities (instructor's pages related to class work or assignments)
  • Campus activities (student organizations or event planning)

It is smarter and easier to build your website with accessibility in mind at the start, rather than going back to fix problem areas later.

Essential guidelines

The keys to building an accessible website can be found in

Tips and tools

Here are a few tips and tools that will get you off to a quick start. But don't stop there. There are many guides for creating accessible websites. Search online for "web accessibility" to find a variety of tutorials and resources.

Who benefits from accessibility?

  • People with visual or hearing problems
  • Those who aren't handy with a mouse
  • Students with learning disabilities
  • Web surfers on slow networks
  • Those using mobile devices