Web accessibility isn’t optional

Part of being a public, land-grant institution is to ensure we create an inclusive community that is free from barriers. Web accessibility isn’t optional. It’s a mandatory practice for everyone working on NMSU websites and digital forms of communiation.

We are committed to accessibility and embrace our differences as an asset, as stated in our Core Values.

As a public institution, we receive federal, state and local funding. That means both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) apply to our system campuses. 

As part of the Administrative Rules and Procedures of New Mexico State University, Rule 15.80, Part 5, Section A: All Official NMSU web pages or web applications will comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

Accessibility Guidelines

As digital trends and platforms continue to evolve, we must be mindful of accessibility across the entire range of media.

At NMSU,  new and redesigned  websites, applications, online courses, and other digital content should comply with the W3C's  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, level AA.  Existing  websites, applications, online courses, and other digital content should be tested, and accessibility issues should be remediated as time and resources permit.

Learn more about common accessibility guidelines