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Accessible & Universal Design

ODS is dedicated to the proposition that all environs are usable by everyone, including persons with disabilities, and accessible design is the minimum standard by which a fully inclusive universally designed environment may be achieved. The following is a list of resources for accessible and universal design and is by no means exhaustive.

ODS Assistive Technology Availability Plan & Universal Access Workstation

APSU Accessibility Resources

APSU Web Accessibility Statement and design guidelines -- per the University World Wide Web Policy, "Web page owners and publishers must adhere to the Accessibility Guidelines linked from the university's Web site.

Policy references

Accessibility Review Checklist 

The Office of Disability Services accessible procurement process initiative ensures documentation of Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) procurement that conforms/non-conforms to the U.S. Access Board Section 508 Standards for access for persons with disabilities.


Louisiana Tech University (Department of Justice) Settlement Agreement:

South Carolina Technical College System (Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights)

Resolution Letter:


University of California, Berkeley (Disability Rights Advocates) Settlement:

Fact Sheet:

Joint Dear Colleague Letter: Electronic Book Readers (Departments of Justice & Education)



Accessible Instructional Materials Commission Report: 

WEBAIM (Web Accessibility in Mind): 


CSUN 2010 - The Growing Challenges for Accessible Distance Learning

HTML/XHTML Accessible Table Design -

 Some National Accessible & Universal Design Resources

Universal Design

Universal Design for Learning Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Universal Design of Instruction By Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

UIUC Web Accessibility Best Practices

WebAIM Keeping Web Accessibility in Mind Utah State University

Accessible Media & Software Applications

California Community College High Tech Center Training Unit

Microsoft Accessibility

IBM Accessibility