Use of Online Products

All online products must be reviewed for level of compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA and WAI-ARIA 1.0.

Free Online Products

If a unit is utilizing a free online product, the product still must be reviewed for accessibility compliance. The managing unit is responsible for reviewing and ensuring compliance.

Purchased Online Products

Units interested in purchasing an online product must begin the process with the LSU IT Portfolio Management Office. Level of compliance with both WCAG and WAI-ARIA should be used to identify potential products and in the final selection process.


When working with an online vendor, units should request a VPAT, voluntary product accessibility template. 

Equally Effective Alternate Access

In the event a product is not completely compliant, units will develop an equally effective alternate access plan, documenting the plan in place to provide the inaccessible content in alternative ways.