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Web Accessibility

Access to information and electronic technology for persons with disabilities is an essential component of the Texas State University commitment for a barrier free learning environment.  The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 508 of Workforce Investment Act requires public institutions to provide effective communication through all mediums, including the Internet.  The DIR (Department of Information Resources) for the State of Texas has also published "1 TAC ยง201.12 State Web Sites", concerning standards for State Web Sites, in the Texas Register.

How to Check for Website Accessibility

If you would like to know and check where your Texas State University websites' accessibility stands, we encourage site editors to utilize the WAVE: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, developed by WebAIM.

  • Go to the WAVE: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
  • Copy and paste your website's URLs into the "Web page address..." search bar
  • Press the "Enter" key
  • Review the "Summary" of the WAVE report
    • If there are any "Errors" or "Alerts," click on each flag to specify the inaccessible feature
      • Login to GATO and make the necessary changes and edits
      • Press "Publish"
    • If there aren't any "Errors" or "Alerts," continue checking additional webpages

If you have any questions about how to make website edits on GATO, please contact the IT Assistance Center (ITAC) via: