508 Compliance

Any institution that receives federal money (pretty much all of us in higher ed) needs to comply with the Section 508 guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act which deals with web accessibility.

What this means for CourseCasting:

  • Ensure captioning is available for video content
  • Ensure transcripts are available for audio only files
  • Ensure all your images have alt tags that explain the content of any graphics. (easy to do in WordPress)
  • Many other HTML issues
  • Here is a helpful resource guide