UW–Madison Digital Accessibility Program

Last updated December 14, 2022

Why is accessibility important?

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It’s the right thing to do

The web is all about providing access, information, and opportunity to as many people as possible. It is only right that the University community fosters inclusivity, and works to ensure that all can participate.

It’s our policy

UW–Madison approved the new Digital Accessibility Policy in November 2021 to update the Web Accessibility Policy established in 2001. The new UW–Madison Digital Accessibility Policy requires compliance with the Federal Rehabilitation Act’s Section 508, and looks to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for guidance in meeting campus accessibility commitments. The new policy goes into effect on July 1, 2023 and until that date, continue to follow the Web Accessibility Policy.

Learn more about the new policy in the How to follow the new Digital Accessibility Policy guide.

Learn about Digital Accessibility

Training

These trainings, offered synchronously and asynchronously, are available to students, faculty, and staff at UW–Madison.

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Guides

Learn how to create accessible digital content, plan accessible virtual events, develop accessible websites, and more.

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Services for digital accessibility

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Accessibility evaluation

The Digital Accessibility Program provides accessibility evaluation and consulting for university content or vendor products that are current contracts or are in a formal agreement with the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Evaluation request

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Procurement and purchasing

The Digital Accessibility Program provides accessibility evaluation of vendor products being considered for procurement by the university. We look forward to creating solutions together with you.

Procurement evaluation request

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Consulting

The Digital Accessibility Program provides free consulting services for UW–Madison students, faculty, and staff in support areas such as disability and ableism awareness, digital accessibility prioritization, strategy, and content creation.

Consulting request

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Training

The Digital Accessibility Program provides accessibility training as resources are available to students, faculty, and staff. Our program releases new training opportunities and uses data collected by training requesters to prioritize training availability.

Training request

Get help with accessibility

Resources to get assistance with accessibility at UW–Madison.

Get help with accessibility