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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Section 508 Accessibility

Section 508 Accessibility

Section 508 is a federal amendment that requires all websites to be accessible by people with disabilities. You can read about Section 508 online. We have provided several tools to help you validate your website and tutorials specifically aimed at Section 508.


Related Tools

  • Section 508 Validation
  • Browser-based Accessibility Tools 


Section 508 Tutorial

Usability means that your website is easy to use, no matter who is trying to use it. Thus, Web designers will pay attention to things like color and placement in order to draw attention, easy-to-understand navigation, scanability, and more. Read more about the difference between accessibility, usability, and Web standards. From web accessibility consultant Jim Thatcher. This site offers an explanation of each Section 508 requirement using very easy-to-understand language and simple, non-complex code examples. This might be a good place to start in order to understand the requirements before delving into some of the more complex tutorial sites.


Web Usability - 

The site incorporates a number of accessibility aids and contains relevant articles on the subject. The site also gives information about the development of the site and the way the technologies used are supported by different browsers.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14