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Make it accessible

5 minutes to read | Last updated January 11, 2021

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.

For free digital accessibility assistance, consulting, or training: Get Help With Accessibility.

To learn more about user experience design at UW-Madison, go to the Center for User Experience.

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 that the University community fosters inclusivity, and 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. 

Buying and using accessible technology

Procuring technology

In order to ensure accessibility, decisions about which products to procure must consider accessibility early and throughout the process.

Procure accessible technology

Accessibility evaluations

Evaluate your website, application, multimedia assets, digital documents, and software and plan to resolve accessibility barriers.

Planned Service Outage

The Accessibility Evaluation Service is temporarily closed through July and August for end-of-the-year reconciliation. The service will reopen in September 2021 for evaluation requests. For questions contact

Get help with accessibility

Resources to get assistance with accessibility at UW-Madison.

Get help with accessibility