Accessibility Main Page

Why create accessible web pages?

Universal Design

By adhering to Section 508 and the ADA, the principles of universal design will benefit not only individuals with disabilities, but also individuals using non-standard devices such as PDAs, cell phones, etc. The Universal Design Education Online Web Site (Center for Universal Design, N.C. State University; IDEA Center, University at Buffalo; Global Universal Design Educator's Network) defines universal design: Universal design is an approach to the design of all products and environments to be usable by everyone, to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age, ability, or situation. It serves people who are young or old, with excellent or limited abilities, in ideal or difficult circumstances. Universal design benefits everyone by accommodating limitations.

Disability Types

Assistive Technology Commonly Used

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Common Assistive Technology

Common Services Provided by Disability Support Services

Contact For More Information

Contact Disablity Support Services if there are any questions or you would like more information. Students must be registred with Disablity Support Services to receive accomodations based on their disability. Students must be approved for each accommodation to receive them.

East Carolina University
Disability Support Services
Slay 138
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY/Relay)
252-737-1025 (Fax)

External Resources

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Section 508 Information