The accessibility of a website means that the content and service offered on the website are available and understandable to everyone, including the disabled and the elderly. Turkey also has recognized the importance of training services must be fully accessible to all disabled people, regarding to United Nations (UN) Disability Rights Agreement which signed in 2008. Based on this, universities that provide public services also have responsibilities in this regard. The Public Internet Sites Guide (KAMİS) Project, completed by the Ministry of Development of Turkey and TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Software Technologies Research Institute, has prepared a guide that explains what needs to be done to make the websites of public service institutions accessible. This guide contains informative and instructive content prepared in accordance with TS EN ISO 9241-151 (Ergonomics Standards of Human-System Interaction Standards), WCAG and ISO / IEC 40500: 2012 (Web Content Usability Standards and Criteria). Websites that comply with these standards are granted the Web User Interface (TS EN ISO 9241-151) and ISO / IEC 40500: 2012 [Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0] certificates by the Turkish Standards Institute Information Technologies Commission. The aim of this study is to analyze the websites of state universities in İzmir with the accessibility tests and to determine how much the relevant standards are complied with. If necessary, what needs to be done to overcome the deficiencies will be explained in the results and suggestions section.
Accessibility, W3C, WCAG