IT Accessibility sponsors second annual NC State GAAD Website Challenge

The University IT Accessibility Office is once again sponsoring the NC State Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) Website Challenge to encourage campus website owners and designers to make accessibility improvements to their websites. GADD is held annually “to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with different disabilities.”

The contest, which runs April 15 to May 14, includes two categories:

  • Sites that improve their overall accessibility by the greatest percentage.
  • Sites that have the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) roles “main” and “navigation” added to at least 80 percent of their pages.

Website owners and designers who need help identifying and correcting accessibility issues can attend the following workshops and informal drop-in sessions:

The University IT Accessibility Office will post contest winners on the 2014 NC State Global Accessibility Awareness Day Website Challenge page on Thursday, May 15.