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Web Content Accessibility Guide

South Dakota State University’s vision, built on the foundation of the land-grant mission, underscores and assures accessibility of education to a dynamic society. Website accessibility serves as a vital supplement to the larger mission and State strives to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) A and AA success criteria and section 508 Standards, as amended, or successor standards.

Accessibility means people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, interact with and contribute to the web in a proportionate and similar capacity as all users. Our public web accessibility guide is a single branch of the university’s overall digital accessibility, which includes access to digital learning platforms, textbooks, reading devices, clickers and all related instructional design technologies. This guide discusses web accessibility standards and practices only related to the public website domain content.

The University Marketing and Communications (UMC) web team, which administers and manages the website, migrated all public website content from CommonSpot content management system (CMS) to the Drupal CMS in August 2016, based partly on Drupal’s commitment to accessibility.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we provide access to public website content in alternate formats upon request. If you find accessing content of this site difficult, please email websupport.

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Content editing guidelines

Accessible text

Accessible images

Accessible videos

Accessible PDF documents

Accessible design