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Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Northwest Missouri State University is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to students, prospective students, employees and visitors with disabilities. 

Section 508 applies to all Northwest web pages, on-line courses/course enhancements, and other kinds of course-related technologies.

Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public. Section 508 establishes requirements for any electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government.

All state agencies are required to comply with the federal Section 508 guidelines per Missouri statute: RSMo, Section 191.863.

Read more detailed information on section 508.

Northwest is striving toward compliance with Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). All new pages are made accessible according to WCAG 2.0 Guidelines before publishing to the web.  The University is working to update existing pages to comply with WCAG 2.0.


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