WebAIM has provided comprehensive web accessibility solutions since 1999. These years of experience have made WebAIM one of the leading providers of web accessibility expertise internationally. WebAIM is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities - external link at Utah State University - external link.
WebAIM's mission is to expand the potential of the web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities.
At WebAIM, we accomplish our mission by:
- providing services directly to organizations
- developing software tools
- creating instructional media
- fostering an active online community and exchange environment
- engaging in research, and
- participating in policy dialogues and processes.
WebAIM is committed to the development and proliferation of accessible web content and technologies worldwide. We value the principles of volunteerism and the importance of making contributions above our own funding streams. To that end, WebAIM donates 10% of staff time to initiatives within the accessibility community.
Our Areas of Focus
WebAIM seeks to influence the accessibility of the internet in all sectors, including:
WebAIM has provided services and products to a wide variety of clients and partners from business, government, and K-12 and higher education. Our work includes web site evaluation, site design, training, and web accessibility consulting.
Our Affiliate Organizations
Utah State University (USU) is a land-grant institution, based in Logan, Utah with nearly 22,000 students. Although Utah State started as an agricultural college when it was founded in 1888, the university today offers 230 degrees from 45 departments and 7 colleges. In addition to the classroom-based programs, USU offers classes and degree programs to students throughout the state and the nation through distance education classes and extension programs.
WebAIM is an organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) at Utah State University. The CPD is one of the 61 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research, and Services - external link located at major universities throughout the United States, its trusts and territories. The CPD supports people with developmental disabilities through interdisciplinary preservice preparation and continuing education, provision of community services, research, and dissemination.
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education (NCDAE) improves educational services for all students through distance learning technologies. The Center's two Institutes monitor and promote distance education policies and practices that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Center activities include the identification of effective technology-enhanced personnel development practices, policy monitoring and development, information dissemination, and research on distance education and technology-based programs and policies.