1 minute to read | Last updated October 13, 2020
UW-Madison is committed to ensuring our digital campus is accessible and free from barriers for all members of the university community. 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 is accessibility important?
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, then, that the University community works to ensure that all can participate.
It’s our policy
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.
- A great place to start is to request an accessibility evaluation from the Center for User Experience.
- The Center for User Experience can also help answer questions you may have about creating accessible technology and content, or connect you with the right contacts or resources.
- Learn more in the Accessibility & Usability KnowledgeBase.
- Computer labs (InfoLabs) offer assistive technology including screen reader software (see software listing) and other accessibility features.