1 minute to read | Last updated February 16, 2017
UW-Madison is required by law to provide technology and services that are accessible to all students, faculty and staff. But what does that mean for you? This guide will answer some of your questions and point you to resources for ensuring accessible IT for all at UW-Madison.
Why should I care about accessibility?
It’s the right thing to do
The web is all about providing access to as many people as possible. It is only right, then, that the University community adapt or remove barriers that keep some from gaining access.
It’s the law
The UW-Madison Web 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. UW-Madison websites and applications that are funded with Federal grants must abide by the rules of those grants. This includes website accessibility.
The User Experience Team at DoIT can help answer questions you may have about creating accessible technology and content, or connect you with the right group.