2018 NC State Website Accessibility Challenge champions

NC State University is committed to providing a barrier-free IT environment to all, and an accessibility champion is a true defender of this principle.

This year’s top accessibility champion for the NC State Website Accessibility Challenge is the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), which had no accessibility errors on its website. BTEC was among 32 campus departments and student groups that participated in the challenge that encouraged campus website owners and designers to make accessibility improvements to their websites. The challenge ran from Feb. 9 to April 27.

Sponsored by the IT Accessibility Office, the challenge recognized:

Sites that improved their overall accessibility by the greatest percentage:

  • Equal Opportunity and Equity (one to 500 web pages)
    • 50 percent improvement
    • Managed by Elizabeth Snively and Jacqueline Perry
  • NC State Student Media (500 to 1,500 web pages)
    • 80 percent improvement
    • Managed by Jamie Gilbert and Doug Flowers
  • Institute for Transportation Research and Education (more than 1,500 web pages)
    • 69 percent improvement
    • Managed by Devin Cremins

Sites that had accessibility errors of 10 percent or fewer on their pages:

  • Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, zero percent
    • Managed by Brian Herring
  • Institute for Transportation Research and Education, 10 percent
    • Managed by Devin Cremins
  • Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, zero percent
    • Managed by Scott Despain

For more information about this challenge and other honorable mentions, see the NC State Website Accessibility Challenge web page.