To support W&L’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, ITS is committed to ensuring that web and online content is accessible to all. As such, we are in the process of making WordPress sites more web accessible for individuals with disabilities.
As part of that process, we would like your assistance with educational course sites created in WordPress, in particular, course sites that are public-facing.
No action is necessary during the term, but after the end of the current term, we will request your permission to change the visibility settings on created course sites from public to private. This will allow you and your enrolled students access to the site after the term, but will restrict access beyond your class.
If you would prefer your site to remain public, then it will be your responsibility to ensure the site meets the web accessibility guidelines mandated by the University for public-facing websites (guidelines and site evaluation tools available at https://www.wlu.edu/disability-accommodations/web-accessibility).
We have worked to ensure that all themes and settings are accessibility-ready in our WordPress service, and we will be happy to work with you at that point to ensure your added content meets these guidelines as well.