Make it accessible

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  • Last updated February 16, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is required by law to provide technology and services that are accessible to 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.

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