Wilmington College is committed to ensuring website compliance according to the guidelines established by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. We are taking the appropriate measures to evaluate our website (www.wilmington.edu) for errors and are actively working to resolve any issues.

Accessibility Website Content

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 defines how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities. Although these guidelines cover a wide range of issues, they are not able to address the needs of people with all types, degrees, and combinations of disability. These guidelines also make Web content more usable by older individuals with changing abilities due to aging and often improve usability for users in general. (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/)

Four Principles of Accessibility

Perceivable – Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

This means that users must be able to perceive the information being presented (it can’t be invisible to all of their senses)

Operable – User interface components and navigation must be operable.

This means that users must be able to operate the interface (the interface cannot require interaction that a user cannot perform)

Understandable – Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

This means that users must be able to understand the information as well as the operation of the user interface (the content or operation cannot be beyond their understanding)

Robust – Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

This means that users must be able to access the content as technologies advance (as technologies and user agents evolve, the content should remain accessible) (https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/intro.html#introduction-fourprincs-head)