The University of Tennessee (UT) strives to deploy information, materials, and technology that have been designed, developed or procured to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including those who use assistive technologies. The UT System has developed a system-level policy on accessibility and is working with our campuses to address the accessibility of information, instructional materials and technology.

Policy IT0126: Accessibility →

See UTK’s website for more accessible information, materials and technology.


Guiding Principles of Web Site Development

  • Remember that accessibility and design are complementary
  • Practice user centric design
  • Separate style from content when possible
  • Organize sites for consistency and clarity
  • Test sites
  • Write concisely and clearly
  • Don’t rely on alternative, text-only sites

External Resources for Developing Accessible Websites

W3C: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview: http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag

WCAG 2.0 Quick reference: http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/

Web AIM Resources: https://webaim.org/resources/

The A11y Project: https://a11yproject.com/

Training Materials