Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are international technical standards that aim to make web content more accessible to users with disabilities. Web content covered under WCAG includes the following: desktop and mobile websites, text, images, multimedia, documents, forms, two-way interactions, and third-party content hosted on websites.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines consist of:
- Principles: POUR is an acronym for the four principles that make up the foundation of WCAG. It states that websites and applications must be:
- Guidelines: Each principle has 13 general guidelines.
- Success Criteria: Each guideline has testable success criteria.
- Levels: The success criteria are categorized by different conformance levels. The levels include:
- Level A: This level provides the minimum standard of accessibility.
- Level AA: This level provides accessibility for most people.
- Level AAA: This level provides the highest standard of accessibility.
The Chamberlain University Library website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level AAA to ensure that all users can access content on the library website.
Primo is a discovery search system by Ex Libris that is featured on the library homepage and will allow users to search the library's entire collection. Primo complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2 Level AA.