Accessibility Guidelines and Techniques

Accessibility is the practice of making sure your products and services can be usable by as many people as possible. Our website and print materials should be accessible to those with varying abilities, for instance, those who are sight or hearing impaired. It is the law—Section 508 Standards of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. It is also CUNY policy*.

Anyone developing content (text, images, video, etc.) for online publications or systems should ensure that all the necessary elements are provided to make that content accessible to people with disabilities, including blind, low vision, deaf, and hard of hearing users.

CUNY Accessibility Guidelines

CUNY has a site devoted to accessibility: The section on Making Content Accessible contains guidelines and best practices for many situations, including:

BMCC Office of Accessibility

The BMCC Office of Accessibility collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services, reasonable accommodations and programs that enable equal access to education and college life. Students with accessibility concerns can contact the BMCC Office of Accessibility and/or view the information on their website.

CUNY Policy*

The City University of New York (CUNY) is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, and the general public with the technology and information they need, and to making these resources accessible to all, in accordance with CUNY’s Policy on Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination and applicable law. See CUNY’s IT Accessibility Statement for more information.

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