Web Accessibility is Not Only the Law...It's Good Practice

As a public institution and a member of the California State University system, CSU Channel Islands is required by law to ensure that its web sites are accessible to all its users.

More importantly, the principles of web site accessibility espouse industry-standard "best practices" in web design and facilitate web site usability.

Here you will find resources and tools to help you learn about web accessibility and how to make sure your web site is accessible.

How to Start Building Accessible Web Sites

Follow these 5 steps to build accessible web sites:

  1. View the "Keeping Web Accessibility In Mind" video from WebAIM.
  2. Read the Section 508 Guidelines
  3. Read the Access Board "Guide to Section 508 Standards for Web Sites"
  4. View any/all of the web sites in the "Learn About Web Accessibility" section.
  5. Check your pages using any/all of the tools in the "Accessibility Check Tools" section.

Contact Web Services with any questions.


For All Types of Documents (HTML, Word, PDF, and more)

For Web Pages only

Web Accessibility Presentation Materials

Learn About Accessibility

Accessibility Law

U.S. Government Web Accessibility Sites

Discussion Listservs

Technology-Specific Web Accessibility Resources

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Acrobat PDF

Microsoft Office



Captioning Information

Web Accessibility Guidelines

Accessibility Check Tools

Free Tools (web-based)

Commercial Tools

  • HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff
    • The University has a license for campus use of Compliance Sheriff. Please contact the Help Desk for assistance with running an accessibility scan on your CI web site.

Web Accessibility at CSU Channel Islands

Contact Information

Daniel Martinez
Supervisor of Web Services

Office Hours & Location

9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Solano Hall 2210

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