Accessibility

Accessibility Research

We regularly collaborate with faculty and researchers from a variety of disciplines to design and develop usable and accessible interfaces for today's technology. We also disseminate critical usability and accessibility information through publications, educational programming, workshops, and symposia.

Common Research Services

  • Research projects involving websites, mobile apps, and software
  • Evaluate compliance with grant requirements regarding the accessibility of websites, applications, documents, and other project deliverables
  • MSU UARC staff can serve as principal investigators (PIs), subcontractors, or consultants
  • UARC can assist in the development of grant proposals or be brought in after a grant has been received

Accessibility Technical Services

Ensure that people with disabilities can use your products and services (ADA compliance). MSU Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC) offers a range of consulting services to business, government, academic, and community clients to ensure that their products and services meet the needs of their users.

High-Level Accessibility Evaluations

Brief manual check for critical accessibility failures on a website or application

  • Perfect for sprints and Agile development
  • Integrate into procurement to assess products and services being considered for purchase
  • Great first step in accessibility

Full Accessibility Evaluations

Detailed manual inspection of your website or application against international standards, including recommendations for repair

  • WCAG 2.0 AA and/or Section 508 (VPAT)
  • Desktop or mobile
  • Find issues not caught by automated scanners

Accessibility Testing

Ensure that your product is usable for persons with disabilities through one-on-one usability tests

Hourly Consulting

Strategy, policy, and technical assistance

For more information, please contact us at uarc@msu.edu, (517) 353-8977 or fill out a request form.