Building a database driven/ADA compliant website

Joe Ziskovsky, Melissa Diers

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Abstract

The Learning Environment and Internet Service (LEIS) a unit of Information Technology Services has redesigned the departmental website to be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. This website is intended to be a model for web development projects at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The initiative was in response to a growing government and grant requirements for ADA compliance. In the past creating an ADA compliant website often involved developing and managing two separate websites. To eliminate the need to build and manage separate websites, LEIS chose to develop a database driven website. The database model allowed the user to select a graphically enhanced or ADA compliant view of the website. The end result has been a site with improved user accessibility. The graphically enhanced site is now easier to navigate and loads quicker. The ADA compliant view provides an easy to read site for screen reader software and text based browsers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages301-302
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 30 Annual ACM SIGUCCS Fall Conference on Charting Bold Courses: New Worlds in User Services - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Nov 20 2002Nov 23 2002

Other

OtherProceedings of the 30 Annual ACM SIGUCCS Fall Conference on Charting Bold Courses: New Worlds in User Services
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period11/20/0211/23/02

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Americans with disabilities act
  • Database
  • Site management
  • Website

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ziskovsky, J., & Diers, M. (2002). Building a database driven/ADA compliant website. 301-302. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 30 Annual ACM SIGUCCS Fall Conference on Charting Bold Courses: New Worlds in User Services, Providence, RI, United States. https://doi.org/10.1145/588646.588729