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Web Accessibility at Fordham University Libraries: Background Information

The Importance of Accessibility

This page covers background information on disability and accessibility through:

  • Statistics;
  • Civil rights legislation;
  • International standards to support web accessibility;
  • General resources for designers on web accessibility;
  • Organizations providing resources, reports, advocacy and more on behalf of college students with disabilities.


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Statistics on Disability

U.S. Legislation & Government Agencies


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

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