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Web Policy Updated
Eastern's Web Policy and Review Committee, (WPRC), recently completed a complete review and update of the official Web Policy. Every Eastern Web Publisher is strongly encouraged to read the newly updated policy, paying particular attention to the portions relating to Accessibility requirements. View the Updated Web Policy

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
-- Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web

The ConneCT Management Advisory Committee (CMAC) Policy states:

"It is the policy of the State of Connecticut that information and services on Connecticut State Government Web Sites are/be designed to be accessible to people with disabilities. It is the responsibility of the agency and its web page developers to become familiar with the guidelines for achieving universal accessibility and to apply these principles in designing and creating any official State of Connecticut Website."

This web page is designed to assist Eastern's Web Developers in designing web pages which comply with the "Universal Web Site Accessibility Policy for State Web Sites - Version 4.0" and the W3C "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 W3C Recommendation", Conformance Level A, as well as the accessibility requirements set forth in Eastern's Web Policy. CMAC has a "Checklist of Design Requirements" which sets forth the design requirements for compliance.

The links to resources on this page are designed to provide you with the information and guidance required to build accessible web pages as well as the tools to verify compliance. If you need any assistance or have questions regarding building accessible web pages, please contact the WWW Project located in the Center for Instructional Technology, Library Room 420. Please call x5-5793 or email

Accessibility Resources

Accessible Web Browsers

  • Home Page Reader (Designed for blind and visually impaired: IBM 30 free day trial)
  • MultiWeb (Windows) (Accessible browser designed by Deakin University: Windows 95+)
  • Lynx Viewer (see your pages the way they will appear in Lynx text-only browser)