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Site Accessibility

Michigan State University is committed to providing accessible, usable, and aesthetically pleasing websites and services.

The MSU Web Accessibility Policy defines the accessibility requirements for university web pages and web content. The current Technical Guidelines require that pages meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 at Conformance Level AA.

If you have trouble accessing any information, please contact the MSU IT Service Desk at or (517) 432-6200/toll free (844) 678-6200.

Application-Specific Information

AcademicWorks provides various accessibility accommodations in compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA.

Keyboard Accessibility & Navigation

The AcademicWorks web application/software allows functions to be executed from a keyboard. This means applicants can apply to scholarships and opportunities, search for scholarships and opportunities, and manage their applications from a keyboard. Reviewers can view and rate applications using a keyboard.

The Administrator section has some keyboard limitations such as the form layout functionality and application grids that are not fully keyboard accessible.

AcademicWorks provides links to allow assistive technology users to skip to the main content of the application.

Activated Accessibility Features

AcademicWorks does not interfere with or deactivate accessibility features within operating systems.

AcademicWorks does not override user selected contrast and color selections nor other individual display attributes.

Interactive Elements

Focus tracking is visible on standard HTML components and some elements in the Administrator section so that Assistance Technology and track focus and focus changes. However, focus tracking is not clearly visible on all user interface (UI) elements.

The core UI elements expose necessary information available to assistive technology. The optional rollover help text is not currently supported.

All core interactive elements of AcademicWorks have text equivalents.

Text Attributes & Color

Text content, text input caret location, and text attributes are available via the web browser.

AcademicWorks does not rely on color coding as the only means of conveying information.

Form & Table Functionality

The core from functionality for applications in AcademicWorks is accessible to those using assistive technology. There are some form elements for System Administrators that may not be accessible for this using assistive technology.

Tables in AcademicWorks are well-formed to ensure they they are readable by assistive technology users. Grids within the administrative section do not have accessible headers.