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Copyright: Accessibility

This guide is a copyright and 508/ADA compliance resource for APUS faculty and students.

Copyright at APUS

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ADA/508 Compliance News

Keep up with the latest news and innovations in ADA/508 compliance with the web resources below.

Accessibility and ADA/508 Compliance at APUS

APUS is committed to providing all students with an exemplary educational experience. The institution complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Copyright staff at APUS play an integral role in the process of ensuring the accessibility of the university's classrooms to all of our students.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.0)

APUS makes every effort to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) v2.0. This technical standard provides a list of "success criteria" that are detailed in the resources below:

508 Compliance Checklist

The checklist below is meant to act as a top-level guide for APUS faculty while developing content for the university's learning management system:


Section 508 Compliance Video

Compliance regarding MS Word and MS Excel

Did you know that MS Word and MS and Excel are not 508 compliant? Here are some useful resources to help you to make your Microsoft documents and spreadsheets fully accessible:

Accessibility for Academic Video Online

Academic Video Online is an online streaming media service available to APUS staff, faculty and students through the database section of the Richard G. Trefry Library. This tutorial will show how to use the Transcript function as closed captioning:  

For an in-depth look at how to find more library resources like this at APUS, please visit the "How do I find my way around the APUS Library website?" tutorial.

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