JCU has launched a new initiative to make its website more welcoming and accessible for all of its students, potential students, staff, and faculty. This includes taking steps to make its website accessible to those individuals with visual, hearing and mobility impairments. These steps can include tagging photos with a caption for those with visual impairments or assuring color and contrast is readable to those with visual impairments. While JCU is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to make its campus and campus resources (including its website) accessible to everyone, regardless of disability, this principle is also an important part of the JCU Jesuit mission and commitment to creating a welcoming environment for all. The University has created a Website Accessibility Task Force to develop strategies for making the University website more accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Task Force has launched a Website Accessibility web page - http://sites.jcu.edu/accessibility/pages/web-accessibility/
- that provides a statement about the University’s efforts, a checklist for web page content providers to make web pages accessible, and a form for website users to report accessibility issues. The web design team in Marketing and Communications also has taken positive steps to update JCU’s web pages.