Stanford University’s Online Accessibility Program

Last updated: March 4, 2015

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Did you know that Stanford University now has an Online Accessibility Program? They call it "SOAP" for Stanford Online Accessibility Program. I came across this today and thought you might be interested to see it: The site offers resources and information; tips, tricks, and tutorials; a developers toolbox; and special program services for the Faculty and Staff of Stanford University. (Details about the program services may be seen at Why Accessibility Matters.)

The program has the mandate to assist web designers and online content creators in producing material that is accessible to the greatest audience possible. The program achieves this through the promotion of Universal Accessibility and web standards compliance.


Last updated: March 1, 2015

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