Knowledgebase: Accessibility
Website and Web Application Requirements
Posted by on 20 January 2022 04:23 PM

If you are deploying a new website/web application, complete the Website & Web Application Accessibility Approval Form [MS Word] and return it to the ERIK Accessibility Coordinator at prior to deployment.

All websites and web applications created or built in-house by ERIK employees, or that are being built by third-party vendors on behalf of ERIK and to Ohio State’s specifications:

  1. Must be assessed for risk by the ERIK Digital Accessibility Coordinator.
  2. Must be evaluated by the developer to determine if it meets the university's minimum digital accessibility standards (MDAS).
    • Developers must complete the MDAS Evaluation Protocol [MS Word] document and include it with their approval form.
    • Developers who have not completed their digital accessibility skills training should first contact the ERIK Digital Accessibility Coordinator at for guidance with completing the evaluation.
  3. Depending on the risk level determined by the Digital Accessibility Coordinator, must have a full manual accessibility evaluation from an OSU ADA Certified Evaluator.
  4. Must include the following statement, preferably as the last line in the footer:
    If you have a disability and experience difficulty accessing this content, please contact the <a href="">Accessibility Coordinator</a>

Additionally, if the website or application is being built by a third-party developer, they must agree to accessibility-related contract language. Contact the ERIK Digital Accessibility Coordinator at for further guidance.

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