University of California, Riverside

Web Accessibility

Tools & Resources

Accessibility Contacts

  • Student Special Services
    Student Special Services' mission is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational programs and can fully participate in all aspects of campus life.
  • Libraries
    The libraries offer a number of services to users with disabilities, assisting with access to books, journals, and other materials.
  • Strategic Communications Web Development Group
    The Web Development group, particularly campus accessibility representative Robert Bottomley, can assist with best practices and practical information about ensuring web accessibility for sites and applications.

Information About Web Accessibility

  • Section 508 Guidelines on Web Accessibility
    Provides guidelines and rules that web designers and developers must adhere to in order to qualify under the Section 508 Law.
  • UC Web Accessibility Site
    A definitive guide to web accessibility guidelines interpreted from the 508 law pertaining to University of California campus methods of digital communication.
  • WebAIM
    WebAIM provides a resource for a deeper discussion on accessibility and the future of digital communication. Articles, web based tools, tips and tricks are all available at no charge.

Tools For Accessibility Testing

  • WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool)
    WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It provides a simplified report of areas in a page that need improvement.
  • FANGS Screen Reader
    Developers working with Mozilla Firefox can add this plug-in which simulates screen reader output in a text-based format. The program is best utilized in testing whether elements are placed in proper order on a page. The plug-in is available at no charge.
  • Vischeck: Color Blindness Simulator
    This program renders your page as it would look to an individual who is colorblind. This program is most useful for ensuring that the developers graphics and color choices are appropriate and accessible. It is also available at no charge.

For more information on Accessibility Tools please visit the W3C Web Accessibility Tools Overview.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computer Support Group
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541