Implementation Plans

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Several standards groups, including W3C, have developed guidelines and implementation models to aid organizations that are working towards organizational accessibility. W3C includes the following considerations for the planning process:

  • Establish Responsibilities
  • Conduct Initial Assessment
  • Develop Organizational Policy
  • Select Software
  • Provide Training
  • Develop Accessible Website
  • Promote Organizational Awareness
  • Monitor Website Accessibility

W3C Implementation Plans

The National Center on Disability and Access to Education, NCDAE, has established recommended best practices and has developed benchmarking and planning tools to assist organizations in developing accessibility plans. Recommended practice resources include indicators with additional resources:

Indicator #1: Institutional Vision and Leadership Commitment

  • A statement of vision or commitment:
  • The creation and maintenance of a web accessibility task force or institution-wide accessibility group
  • The creation of an institutional policy on web accessibility
  • The creation of an institution-wide accessibility action plan
  • Resources are available for web accessibility efforts
  • Visibility, promotion, and communication of web accessibility efforts

Indicator #2: Planning and Implementation

Indicator #3: Resources and Support

Indicator #4: Assessment

Gaining Online Accessible Learning through Self-Study (GOALS)

Cornell University Web Accessibility Policy

Cornell University Web Accessibility Entire Policy Pdf