Making Your Website Accessible

The basic concept of web accessibility is to be sure that your website follows proper standards which will make it easier for all of your site visitors to understand and navigate your web content. Because we are decentralized website owners and editors are responsible for the content of their website -- including the accessibility of the content.


Cascade is our Web Content Management System (CMS). Many of our websites, including all of our departmental websites, are stored in Cascade. 


Wesleyan has its own installation of WordPress.  It is primarily used for blogging, newsletters and professional information.  There are 3 WordPress templates that are supported by the university and are accessible:

  • Wesleyan Generate Press
  • Wesleyan Logo Only
  • Wesleyan Scholar

The blog owner is responsible for the blog's content including the accessibility of the content. 


Moodle is Wesleyan's Learning Management System (LMS).  Wesleyan faculty can use Moodle to manage a wide variety of digital communications with their students.

Testing Tools

WAVE plugin for Chrome browser
WebAIM Color Contrast Checker