Accessibility Guidelines

Auburn University websites and online applications must comply with Section 508 Standard ยง 1194.22. Auburn has chosen to adopt the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) - Level A and AA, which is more comprehensive than Section 508.

Use this checklist for the detailed specifications required:

The WCAG 2.0 is divided into 4 areas. In general they can be described as follows:


  • Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
  • Provide captions and alternatives for audio and video content.
  • Make content adaptable; and make it available to assistive technologies.
  • Use sufficient contrast to make things easy to see and hear.


  • Make all functionality keyboard accessible.
  • Give users enough time to read and use content.
  • Do not use content that causes seizures.
  • Help users navigate and find content.


  • Make text readable and understandable.
  • Make content appear and operate in predictable ways.
  • Help users avoid and correct mistakes.


  • Maximize compatibility with current and future technologies.

Validate your accessiblity using: WAVE or the Siteimprove Extension for Google Chrome. If you are interested in having your website scanned on a recurring basis, contact the AU Web Administrator about using Siteimprove

For questions about implementing or understanding the accessibility guidelines, please contact the AU Web Administrator

Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2016