Accessibility at Ferris

Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Goals

Check your webpages for Accessibility: Install the WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool) extension to your Chrome or Firefox browers.

Ferris State University strives to provide a barrier-free technology environment to all members of the University community consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) section 504 and subsequent amendments.

In support of these efforts, we are committed to:

  • Web development work that is high-quality and accessible.
  • Ensuring the needs of all individuals are considered before technology solutions are implemented.
  • Working closely with the Provost and the Disabilities Services Offices in their mission to assist students with disabilities.
  • Partnering with the Ferris State University community, assisting with the review and development of accessibility solutions for new and existing technology services.
  • Collaboration through a network of professional development providers who will maintain our commitment to accessibility.

Principles of Accessible Design

A list of some key principles of accessible design. Most accessibility principles can be implemented very easily and will not impact the overall "look and feel" of your website.

Cheat Sheets

These one-page accessibility resources, or “cheat sheets,” have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff.

If you have difficulty accessing Electronic Information Technology at Ferris State University or any portions of this website due to incompatibility with adaptive technology, or if you need electronic information in an alternative format, please contact us at:

Marie L. Yowtz, Accessibility Coordinator
Address: Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services
Ferris State University
901 South Street
STR 313
Big Rapids, MI 49307

We also welcome suggestions on how we can make this website more accessible.

FSU’s ADA Coordinator is Marie Yowtz, Accessibility Coordinator, and can be contacted at or 231-591-3057. The Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the University to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and investigating any student complaints regarding the ADA.