Remediation is the process of identifying and removing barriers from existing digital information that does not meet Rice’s standards, the WCAG 2.1, A-AA.
According to Rice's Digital Information Accessibility policy, all forms of digital information created prior to October 31, 2020 should be remediated in good faith as soon as possible.
Any digital information that is deemed as "high priority" should be remediated within 30 days of being notified.
Some common examples of digital information that require remediation include:
- PDFs with no tags or that are poorly tagged.
- Web pages without programatic headings, lists, and alt text.
- Videos with no captions or with unintelligible captions.
- Charts that depend exclusively on color to show meaning.
- An application that is not operable with a keyboard only.
- PowerPoint presentations with no logical reading order.
- Fillable forms with missing input labels and descriptions.
- Web pages with moving content that cannot be turned off.
- Content that flashes rapidly.
Note that many of the same basic techniques involved in accessible design can be applied during remediating.
For more information about accessible techniques with specific authoring tools, see the Access Guides.
Also see the Learning Environments Media Gallery for a growing collection of recorded workshops.
If you believe there are circumstances that prevent you from successfully remediating your digital information, then you can request an exception by sending an email to the Digital Information Accessibility Steering Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.