The University has begun the task of making its Internet websites accessible, in accordance with the regulations for accessibility as per the “Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Law."
BGU is making efforts and investing resources to improve the accessibility of its Internet websites, to which end it has established a Steering Committee headed by the Vice Director-General.
The University is proactive regarding the following:
The establishment of an integral communications infrastructure that enables the establishment of accessible websites.
Taking an accessibility survey of the formats of the primary websites.
The provision of instruction regarding accessibility to website developers, content editors, data uploaders and website managers.
Adjusting BGU applications, intended for students, candidates and the general public, to suit them.
The current level of accessibility
The University is on the last lap of the long process of upgrading its infrastructures, upon which most of BGU's websites are built, in compliance with the Accessibility Law.
As such, most of the University's websites now meet most of the accessibility requirements in conformance with the stipulated AA level.
The new websites being built on this upgraded infrastructure conform to the permanent guidelines for Internet accessibility at the AA level.
The infrastructure of the course syllabi “Moodle" has been adjusted per the accessibility requirements.
Both the “Student kiosk" system, that contains the students' personal information, and the course-registration system have been made accessible.
The system for authorizing student computer use has also been made accessible.
A large number of the remaining applications for students have also been adjusted accordingly to meet the accessibility requirements.
We are working to complete this accessibility process on various infrastructures that are not parts of the main infrastructure, such as that of the video server, and to adjust the contents of all the University websites so they too conform to accessibility regulations.
Ways to get information on the accessibility of the Internet website
For problems, questions or suggestions regarding accessibility to BGU websites, please turn to the BGU Webmaster via Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08-6479817 or fax. 08-6479832.
Data on the accessibility of the BGU website
The adjustments made to the website for the sake of accessibility follow the recommendations of Israeli standard no. 5568, based on guidelines 2.0 WCAG, level AA.
The website provides a semantic structure for supportive technologies and supports the commonly-used pattern for activation by means of a keyboard.
It suits the displays of the common browsers and the use of cell-phones.
The colors on the website have been adjusted to suit contrast requirements.
Website navigation is done only using the keyboard, by means of TAB, arrows and ENTER to choose an item.
Advice on making an Internet website more accessible is provided by the “A-2-Z" Marketing and Internet Accessibility Company.