1 minute to read | Last updated March 25, 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 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, which includes website accessibility.
- Check out the Accessibility & Usability KnowledgeBase
- The Center for User Experience can help answer questions you may have about creating accessible technology and content, or connect you with the right group.
- Computer labs (InfoLabs) offer assistive technology including screen reader software (see software listing) and other accessibility features.