Accessibility Policy Statement for The University of Texas at El Paso


As authorized by Chapter 2054, Subchapter M of the Texas Government Code, the Texas Department of Information Resources (“DIR”) has adopted rules (the “DIR Accessibility Rules”) governing how Texas institutions of higher education are to develop, procure, maintain, and use “electronic and information resources” (or “EIRs”) so that the EIRs may be accessed by individuals with disabilities. Such DIR Accessibility Rules are set forth in Title 1, Chapter 206, Rule §206.70 of the Texas Administrative Code and in Title 1, Chapter 213 of the Texas Administrative Code.

UT System Administration and all UT institutions must comply with the DIR Accessibility Rules when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using EIRs. When procuring EIRs, UT System Administration and all UT institutions will comply with this policy and with the procedures set forth in OGC Bulletin 2006-1, “Access by Persons with Disabilities to Electronic and Information Resources Procured by The University of Texas System Administration and The University of Texas System Institutions.” When developing EIRs, UT System Administration and all UT institutions will comply with this policy and with the procedures set forth in OGC Bulletin 2009-1, “Access by Persons with Disabilities to Electronic and Information Resources Developed by The University of Texas System Administration and The University of Texas System Institutions.”

View the UTEP Accessibility Policy
View the UT System Web Accessibility Standards of Operation
View How to make Accessible Web Pages and Web Sites

 

   
Basic Required Elements of UTEP Web Pages

   
State Websites & Checklists

   
Accessibility Training

   
Tools & Tips

   
Reference Material

  • Reference Books for Web Design, Best Practices and Accessibility
    • Web Style Guide Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, Second Edition  - by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton. Available from Amazon.com and in electronic format at various places on the internet (Google for it).
    • Research Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines Version #2 - This comprehensive book is backed by the Federal Government, extensive user testing, research and can be downloaded or read chapter-by-chapter.
    • Don't Make Me Think; A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition - Available on Amazon.com
    • The Essential Guide to User Interface Design - An introduction to GUI design principles and techniques ; available on Amazon.com